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Cranleigh & District Lions Club News – May 2021

The Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show News
It is with great reluctance that we have taken the decision not to proceed with our 2021 Classic Car Show, which was due to be held on Sunday 1 August.

The Car Show committee has been working for many months to find a way to hold a Covid compliant and safe event, but having considered the restrictions and regulations that are likely to apply to large events this summer, the committee decided that it will not be viable to run the event this year.

We know that many people will be disappointed by this decision but we look forward to the show returning in 2022.

Classics on the Drive – Sunday 16th May
The good news for Classic Car lovers is that we are delighted to announce a return of Classics on the Drive, a display of around 80 classic cars on local driveways around the village. A walking tour map is being produced showing the location of the vehicles, which will be available from our display stand on Stocklund Square on Saturday 15th.

A parade of classics will take place along the high street on the Sunday afternoon, and there will be some great prizes up for grabs in our Grand Draw. The event will comply with the prevailing Covid regulations, which may change, so watch out for updates on social media.

Cranleigh Carnival – Saturday 26th June
Plans for the Carnival are now well advanced. Covid regulations will require us to make some changes to our traditional layout and possibly the parade. The full programme will be announced very shortly.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Community and Our Key Workers”. In addition to our regular participants, we are inviting all volunteers and key workers to join in the Carnival Parade. Come in fancy dress or your uniform and bring your friends and family.

Organisations, businesses and charities are invited to book a stall on The Common.

Other attractions include a Fun Dog Show, a day-long programme of acts and entertainers and two new events:

  • A Talent Showcase in our arena. This is not a competition but an opportunity for local musicians, dance groups and other performers to show off their talent to the community.
  • The very first Brian Burt Memorial Flower Show, in memory of Brian Burt, our Carnival Chairman for many years, who sadly passed away last year.

For further details, booking forms, news and updates, please visit our website:

If you are a business who is interested in helping to sponsor the Carnival and Fun Day, please complete the contact form on our website.

Event dates for 2021
All dates are subject to the prevailing Covid regulations:
Sunday 16th May – Classics on the Drive
Saturday 26th June – Cranleigh Carnival
Saturday 6th November – Bonfire & Fireworks

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