CHESHIRE East Council is postponing its Pride in the Park summer event until September due to concerns over coronavirus and its impact.

The event was due to be held at Queens Park in Crewe on Saturday, June 20, but has been postponed in light of the government’s advice on mass gatherings of more than 500 people.

A council spokesman said: "The council has a duty to act responsibly and protect the public, which it will always do as its highest priority. The postponement of the event was therefore the most sensible course of action to take."

The event will now happen on Saturday, September 12 from 1pm to 7pm.

Cllr Jill Rhodes said: “It is a great shame to be postponing Pride this summer, though this is a postponement and not a cancellation. Our priority now is to contain coronavirus and do whatever is necessary to keep Cheshire East residents safe. There can be no greater priority for this council at this very challenging time.

“We hope everyone who was planning on attending Pride in June will understand. We ask that for now all residents follow the advice on the NHS website and stay safe.”