“It is with regret that we advise you that Scarborough Borough Council and its partners will be unable to host the Armed Forces Day National Event scheduled to take place on 27 June 2020.
We are hoping to reschedule the event and will provide further updates in due course.
The extra pressure placed on ourselves and our colleagues in the emergency and public services at the present time in extreme circumstances means that the planning and staging of such a significant national event is not possible.
Councillor Tony Randerson, the cabinet member with responsibility for the delivery of the event said:
“While I am sure you will be as disappointed as we are, you will understand the reason why this decision has been taken and for the need for the services to be focusing their attentions on the current exceptional issues facing the country.
“We’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in working towards the event so far and ask for patience while we work with the Ministry of Defence to consider future options.
“In the meantime, I wish you all well over this difficult period.”
Please keep safe.” Scarborough Borough Council.