Circus Zyair has released a statement yesterday afternoon saying it was delighted to announce it would “be continuing performances from 5pm” at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood.
The circus was originally shut down at the 11th hour last week, due to fears over coronavirus has been told its shows can go ahead after a U-turn by Kent County Council.
Last Friday , dozens of families were turned away moments before the sold-out circus was due to start its shows. Despite getting approval from Tonbridge and Malling Council, circus bosses were forced to cancel and told they would receive a £10,000 fine for non-compliance if they failed to do so.
Since then, pressure has been put on KCC to overturn last week’s ruling and on Tuesday afternoon it was announced that the shows could go ahead. The change came after “positive talks” were held on Monday between circus bosses, KCC and Tonbridge council.
not sure if the circus or KCC has the most clowns!
Circus director Adam Ingham said the circus could be driven to “bankruptcy” after losing out on at least half of the revenue it was hoping to make during the school half-term holidays. Mr Ingham added “We have a lawyer and it is now subject to a legal matter.”
Special measures have been put in place to comply with coronavirus safety guidelines, including limiting the capacity to 200, blocking off every other seating row and ensuring 1m space between bubbles. Just watch out as the clowns could end up being told to spray the crowd with disinfectant rather than water!!