The UK Agricultural Show season in 2020 has been profoundly affected by COVID-19 restrictions. As a Board of Trustees, we had no choice but to follow Government guidelines and made the difficult decision to cancel Spring Live! and the South of England Show 2020. We thank you all for your understanding and support in what has been a great financial blow to the Society. Our main priority continues to be the health & safety of our Members, Volunteers, Visitors, Traders, Contractors, Exhibitors and Staff.

As we emerge from lockdown, the Event Centre is open for business and our Autumn Show and Game Fair in October and Winter Fair in November plans are progressing, and we will fully adhere to the Government guidelines on public gatherings. We will offer our Farming Conference online, if we are unable to meet in person.

As a Society our charitable objectives are paramount, but we cannot meet them without a secure financial base. Further updates will appear on our website, please keep safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Showground very soon!

Charles Burgoyne, Chair of Trustees

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