Traditional Xmas Lights Switch On Events cancelled due to Covid-19

Due to the current restrictions regarding Covid-19 the Town Council have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On events across the town.  Unfortunately, social distancing requirements prevent events being held where people are expected to gather.

Cllr Di Evans, the Chairman of the Council, said:

“We are really disappointed that Chairman Events cannot take place this year, particularly for the children, as we know the pleasure they bring, but we have to act responsibly to make sure all Burntwood residents are safe and not in danger of contacting the awful virus.  Most residents have followed the instructions well and we must continue to ensure that we abide by them.  Hence the decision we have had to make with much regret.”

However, the lights will still be put onto the Christmas Trees to bring some festive cheer to the Town.  The Town Councillors are also looking at ways in which the festive season can be celebrated in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.

Cllr Darren Ennis, the Chairman of the Community and Partnerships Committee, said

“It with regret and disappointment that these community events are to be cancelled, but we need to take the safety of our friends, family and neighbours as our no.1 priority.  Even with the community events not happening as normal it will be good to see the trees still up, the lights still on and the community safe.  We will see an end to Covid-19 and hopefully next year we will see the festivities back to normality and me dusting off my Christmas Suit”