AN annual boat show in Brightlingsea is moving to a new venue.

The event, held during the town’s regatta, is usually hosted at the Morgan Marine boatyard.

But this year boats will be displayed in the Waterside Marina to bring the show to the heart of the activities.

This year’s regatta and boat show takes place on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1 from 10am to 5pm, with evening entertainment around the town on the Saturday night.

Organising committee chairman Ric Morgan said: “It’s going to be very good.

“All the local businesses, charities and groups getting involved again and we hope it will be much busier with everything taking place in one central location.”

Groups looking to have a stall during the event are welcome to attend the next committee meeting, which takes place at 7pm on Monday March 3 at the Brightlingsea Town Council offices in Victoria Place.