13th March 2020
Wakefield Civic Society has today announced that it is cancelling all its events until further notice in response to the coronavirus epidemic. This means that the meeting scheduled for Thursday, 19th March at Wakefield Town Hall when Louisa Brooks of City and Provincial Properties was due to talk about the development of Rutland Mills will not now take place.
Society president Kevin Trickett MBE said that it was most unfortunate that the talk had to be cancelled as it had attracted a great deal of interest from members of the Society and the general public and over 120 people had expressed interest in attending. “Obviously, the development of Rutland Mills is a hugely important project for the city and one which we are all excited about. We hope that we can hold the talk later in the year. However, for now, the people’s safety is important, hence the decision to cancel not just this meeting but other events we had planned, including our Annual General Meeting and Awards Evening scheduled for 23rd April.
“We are looking at how we might switch some of our events on-line; it looks very much as if the committee will be meeting via video conference for the foreseeable future.”