YEOVIL NEWS: Super Saturday is looking good for September

YEOVIL NEWS: Super Saturday is looking good for September

PLANS are moving ahead for this year’s Super Saturday event in Yeovil town centre with organisers feeling better placed to make quick decisions depending on the up-to-date Covid-19 situation.

The fun-filled day of activities is planned to take place in Yeovil on Saturday, September 18, and already a number of things have been booked in including the Eat Festival, circus skills, walkabout acts and Bugfest.

Deputy town clerk Sally Freemantle told members of Yeovil Town Council’s promotions and activities committee on May 18 that the Octagon Theatre had also arranged for the Motionhouse Dance Company to perform on the day in the Quedam Shopping Centre.

She explained that although most events will centre in and around the St John’s Churchyard area, the Quedam was needed for the dance company as it required a “large flat, hard surface.”

Councillors were told that the planned Yeovil Refresh enhancement works in the town might make some areas of the town unusable.

Last year’s Super Saturday event went ahead with the council having to stick to strict Covid-19 guidelines and although it is hoped – fingers-crossed – that by September the nation will be entirely free of lockdown restrictions, officers will be ready to deal with any last-minute change of plan if needed.

Town clerk Amanda Card said the experience of last year would hold the council in good stead for the 2021 event.

“We learnt lessons last year,” she said. “We are in a better place to do that and we have at the back of our minds the “what ifs” and the scenario planning. We are better placed to make the event as good as it can be.”

PHOTO: A flashback to Super Saturday in Yeovil in 2019 with (from left) Cllr Evie Potts-Jones, Cllr Jade Dash, Yeovil Town Council clerk Amanda Card and Cllr Gordon Hunting. Photo: Christine Jones, Yeovil Press - Copyright.