Showbus going ahead
Annual bus and coach display Showbus is to go ahead on its planned date of 26 September.
Taking place at the Hertfordshire County Showground, changes have been made for the safety of visitors. While the gates will be open from 8.30am for entrants, only a limited number of pre-booked visitors will be able to access the site before opening fully to the general public at 11am.
Traders stalls in the Showbus Traders Village will be spaced further apart than usual to also enable social distancing and hand sanitiser stations will be available on site.
Nearby Whipsnade Zoo is continuing to restrict visitor numbers and will not be offering the discount as last time. Visiting the Zoo will require pre-booking on the website. The bus service to the Zoo will be reduced to half-hourly, starting at 11am. Feeder bus services will also start arriving for 11am.
A music festival will be taking place on the Showground from 2pm to 10pm. Buses can be parked up on Saturday ready for the following day, but people staying in the bus overnight in the grounds is disallowed.
Next year is the 50th year of Showbus, which in 2022 will take place at Brunel University, which was the staging ground of the first ever edition of the show.