ORGANISERS have announced the cancellation of this year's Woodley Carnival, due to coronavirus restrictions.

The news was announced at the end of last month, detailing that although it does intend to return in spring next year, due to the current coronavirus restrictions it has had to cancel this year's event.

ALSO READ: New Dinton Activity Centre reaches ‘major milestone’ in building progress

A spokesman for the Woodley Carnival group said: "We are sorry to announce our decision to cancel this year’s Carnival.

"These continue to be incredibly difficult times for many people and until we can ensure our event is safe for all in the community to enjoy we have made the decision to cancel."

Event organisers have made the 2022 carnival themed around the number 60/ the 1960's, in order to celebrate the event's 60 years anniversary.

Reading Chronicle: Woodley Carnival. Pic by Paul JohnsWoodley Carnival. Pic by Paul Johns

The spokesman added: "We are hopeful to return on June 11, 2022 and will continue to assess the feasibility of future events as the year progresses.

"This decision will incur a loss for the year as many of our suppliers had carried forward our deposits from last year and sadly some of these have not survived these unprecedented times.

ALSO READ: Residents search for mystery graffiti artist who painted a local overpass

"We feel it important to stress that the Carnival will be returning.

"We have always maintained reserves in the event of a cancellation, therefore, are able to weather these turbulent times. Keep safe and look after each other."

For more information, visit