Given developments over the last few weeks and days, I've reached the difficult decision to cancel this event. I had considered a change of name to "Surrey Mid-Week Event #127: Government Business Meeting", but in the end I've decided to go a bit further.
Although 'Will Attend' logs were only slightly down on previous years, in the last couple of days, I know of three 'definites' that have pulled out; I'm guessing there will be others. From the conversations I've had, the general mood seems to be that folks don't want to do anything that might jeopardise Christmas with their families. (And I certainly get that - we didn't see one of our sons last year; he was on his own eating macaroni cheese for Christmas dinner.)
As anyone who's been to one of the Christmas events at the Bridge Barn will know, social distancing isn't really an option!
I'm honestly really sorry to pull the plug, and I know that some of you will be disappointed. Hopefully, we'll be able to arrange a 'post-Christmas party' at the Bridge Barn at some point in the 2022.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year,