Important update regarding the cancellation of Coniston Records Week 2019

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IMPORTANT UPDATE - Friday 12th April 2019

Further to our announcement on Wednesday, the committee have been in discussions with Executives from the Lake District National Park Authority and we are working through several options with the relevant statutory bodies.

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It is very early in the process but all parties are working hard to find a resolution and enable this year’s event to take place.

We will provide an update as soon as we can.

The National Park have issued the following statement.

“We are disappointed to learn that the organizers of Coniston Records Week felt that they needed to inform their members about the likely cancellation of the event for 2019. However, we are committed to working with them to see what alternative options, if any, could be put in place to enable this event to continue in some form in 2019, and certainly for future years.

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The governing body of powerboat racing in the UK (the Royal Yachting Association) announced in 2018 that they were no longer accrediting events from 1 January 2019 and this role would be taken over by the British Powered Boat Association. Because of this change, we need to work with the Coniston Records Week Committee to support them in following the required process to enable to vary the Byelaws to account for this change and to allow for the event to take place. We are very supportive of the event taking place, and continue to work with them and to encourage their compliance with national safety regulations for events of this type.”

ENDS

Records Week Committee
info@conistonpowerboatrecords.co.uk

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