Another county agricultural show has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trustees of the Dunster Show Society say that it is with "great sadness" that they have taken the decision to cancel this year's show.

They say that they have not taken the difficult decision lightly.

A spokesperson said: "Even taking into account the latest statement from the Prime Minister, the current situation with Covid-19 and the uncertainty of restrictions on gatherings and of how long it will take to get back to some form of 'normality' has made it very difficult to run this year's event.

"Planning for a show continues throughout the year, involving considerable financial outlay, and the committee consider that the risk to the finances of the charity is too great.

"Whilst this news is disappointing for everyone, we are sure that you would agree that the health, safety and wellbeing of our, traders, competitors, members, sponsors, volunteers, visitors and local community is of paramount importance.

"The continued support of the membership has been vital to the survival of the Dunster Show Society and the Committee express their gratitude to each and every one for their continued support during these unprecedented times allowing the Committee to provide bursaries to our existing students and donations to our charities.

"We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, August 19, 2022 for an even better Dunster Show and hope and trust that the world is in a better place by then.

"Please stay safe and our thoughts go out to everyone who is currently, and has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic."