Another popular Warwick event cancelled to avoid 'encouraging crowds' following new restrictions

The committee said it would be irresponsible to encourage crowds to gather at the racecourse
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Another popular annual Warwick event has been cancelled to avoid encouraging crowds to gather following the new Government restrictions.

Last week it was announced that Carols at Warwick Castle would be cancelled because of the pandemic and now another event has also gone the same way.

The Warwick Town Bonfire Committee have announced today (Tuesday) that they are cancelling this year’s bonfire and firework show at Warwick Racecourse.

Warwick fireworks show at Warwick Racecourse. Photo supplied.Warwick fireworks show at Warwick Racecourse. Photo supplied.
Warwick fireworks show at Warwick Racecourse. Photo supplied.

A spokesperson from the committee said: "Hoping against hope that the outbreak was receding, the new restrictions brought in this weekend made it clear that it would have been irresponsible to encourage crowds to converge on the racecourse at this time.

"Social distancing was going to be impossible to introduce or enforce, and public safety has to be our priority.

"Warwick Town Bonfire raises thousands of pounds for Warwick Lions and Warwick Rotary clubs who have been organising the event for nearly 30 years.

"The proceeds are recycled into their support for local charities.

"Now that both Carols at the Castle and the Bonfire have been called off both clubs are looking for other ways to continue to support good causes.

"The Bonfire will return in 2021 with a show by Fantastic Fireworks, and the organisers thank all our sponsors and hosts Warwick Racecourse for their support.

"Lions and Rotary continue to meet regularly on Zoom with speakers and local projects and welcome new members."

If anyone is interested in helping the Warwick Lions Club or Warwick Rotary Club they can get in touch via their Facebook pages or by going to: or

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