Coronavirus: Cancellations hit RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Chesterfield Canal tripboat cruises and Transpeak walks

This summer’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show has been cancelled to protect the public from coronavirus.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:24 am
This year's RHS Chatsworth Flower Show has been cancelled amid concerns for public health during the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement from the Royal Horticultural Society said: “This is a worldwide unprecedented and challenging time for so many people and of course the health and safety of our members, visitors, exhibitors and staff remains our number one priority.”

The show at Chatsworth was scheduled to run from June 11 to 14. Ticket-holders will be contacted and given a full refund.

Meanwhile, all tripboats cruises and private charters on Chesterfield Canal have been suspended until May at the earliest. Chesterfield Canal Trust has also postponed its annual meeting, due to be held on March 25, to the autumn. A concert featuring John Tams and Barry Coupe, Hannah James and Toby Kuhn at Staveley Town Basin on June 27 has been cancelled.

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Transpeak Walks, a voluntary group specialising in station to station walks concentrating on The Hope Valley (Manchester to Sheffield), Buxton & Glossop railway lines, has cancelled all of its walks until at least May 31.