THIS year’s Woolston Show was the last, event organisers have confirmed.

The popular event has taken place annually in Woolston Park for a number of years.

But the show it is anticipated that the show will not take place in 2020, and no plans are afoot to reintroduce the free family fun day in subsequent years at the present time.

Event organisers the Friends of Woolston Park have experienced difficulties ‘handling the relevant rules and regulations necessary for organising the show’.

However, a number of smaller community events for residents are planned in its place.

Maureen Chatburn, secretary of the Friends of Woolston Park, said: “The decision to finish was a difficult one, but we are only a small group and had problems handling all the relevant rules and regulations necessary for organising the show now.

“We intend to put on two or three smaller events next year.”

The Woolston Show traditionally takes place on the first Sunday in September.

This year’s event was held on the afternoon of Sunday, September 1 – with a range of attractions for all ages including a canine display team, donkey rides, a dog show, circus workshops, fairground rides, falconry displays and Morris dancers.

A number of charities and good causes, including the Alzheimer’s Society, were also supported during the community showcase.

And the final Woolston Show – backed by Woolston Parish Council and Poulton-with-Fearnhead Parish Council – ‘went very well’, and was well attended by residents.

Details of the events planned to replace the show will be released at a later stage.