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No council decision yet on whether Christmas lights switch-on events will be axed in Gedling borough due to coronavirus fears


The annual festive tradition of heading into towns across Gedling borough for the Christmas lights switch-on could be in jeopardy this year.

With coronavirus cases beginning to rise again in all parts of the county, and light switch ons typically involving dense crowds, some councils have decided not to proceed. 

One of those which has cancelled their events already is Broxtowe Borough Council. 

But Gedling Borough Council today said that no decision has yet been made.

Labour councillor Gary Gregory, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “No decision has been made about our Christmas events yet. 

“We are considering the latest guidance from Government to assess its impact on events before we make any decisions. 

PICTURED: A Christmas lights event on Mapperley Top

“Any events we organise or commission will need to be Covid-19 secure and in line with the latest Government guidance, restrictions and legislation. 

“We will update our residents and businesses as soon as we make a decision.”

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