An article posted by the Southend Echo today has said the Southend Air Festival 2013 has been cancelled following Council Budget cuts.

Council leader Nigel Holdcroft said: “We no longer have any leeway and we have to make real cuts to services in order to balance our books – and that involves making some very hard choices.

“Some of the savings we are proposing won’t be popular with residents but I would ask them to bear in mind that this crisis was not of our making.”

Heart Radio reports that the cancellation may not be a total loss, pointing out the event has not been scrapped completely.

“The Air Show will no longer run as an annual event, although not scrapped completely, to save £130,000.”