Plans to hold the three-week Keswick Convention in Keswick next summer have been discussed at the latest Town Liaison Forum.
Event organisers Keswick Ministries said they were hopeful that COVID-19 restrictions would ease by next summer, but they are planning for measures like social distancing, as well as registration and booking at the convention, in case these are still needed.
They highlighted plans for the event, due to run from 17 July to 6 August, at a town liaison forum this week.
They met representatives from Keswick Town Council, Cumbria Police and the Keswick Tourism Association, via Zoom, to look at topics and updates relating to the convention.
David Sawday, chief operating officer for Keswick Ministries, said: “This year, due to the COVID crisis, the annual convention was cancelled in its usual format and instead a weeklong virtual event was held online.
“Many conventioners still visited Keswick as they enjoy holidaying in such a beautiful place.
“They are already booking accommodation for next year’s event.
“A safe event is our top priority, so we are planning for measures that ensure this.
“However we are hopeful that as the year unfolds, and more people are vaccinated there may be a possibility that 2021 could potentially be more like normal event.”
Keswick Ministries is transforming the town’s pencil factory and phase one has begun.
The £1.9 million contract will see the inside of the factory refurbished, with reception, multi-function rooms and toilets created on the ground floor and children’s outdoor play area at the back.
It is set to be completed by summer for the Convention.
Forum representatives have been invited to tour the factory before the next forum on 9th February.