BH Living reported recently that plans were being discussed to cancel the 2020 Air Festival.
Two councillors within BCP Council had reported to us that discussions were already taking place to shelve the festival and that this years Air Festival is likely to be the final one for the forseeable future.
BH Living approached the Leader of BCP for comment, but we didn’t receive any response to confirm or deny the allegations.
On balance, in the interests of our readers we decided to publish the story.
BCP Council have since released a response saying that these reports are untrue and plans have not been ‘shelved’ for next year’s festival.
The councillors who originally raised the concerns with us claim it’s been a council U-Turn, but this seems doubtful given the council’s latest statement that ‘any claims about the Airshow being axed are pure fabrication’
The confirmation from the council that next year’s show is going ahead will be welcome news to local businesses and residents who can continue to look forward to the annual festival which draws in millions of visitors to the local area and we’re pleased to set the record straight.