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URGENT: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON CANCELLED

Wednesday November 18 2015


Last year's event by Tim Cleasby Last year's event by Tim Cleasby


HIGH winds have made it unsafe to put the stage up for Barnsley's Christmas Light Switch On - leading to the event being cancelled.

The ticketed event - a meet and greet with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna and other children’s characters-  is still going ahead as planned in Experience Barnsley at 6.30pm.

A council spokesman said: "Due to high winds the main events planned for this evening’s Christmas lights switch on have been cancelled in the interests of public safety.

"The decision has been made after high winds have made the stage area in front of the town hall unsafe.

"We apologise for any disappointment this may cause but we have to consider people’s safety."

The council announced yesterday that the firework section of the festivities would not go ahead due to the forecast high winds. But now the main stage has been deemed unsafe to go up.

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Reply Posted by sam on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:29
You did the right thing for the public safety

Reply Posted by Toni on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:35
Will it be held at a later date?

Reply Posted by dawn pyne on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:36
is it defenetely cancelled has my daughter has just walked passed and said they were putting the stage up? thanks

Reply Posted by Glen on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:40
Great...that means that muppet from Dearne Radio won't be on stage woo hoo!

Reply Posted by Becky on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:59
We have just walked passed and they were talking the stage away. It was very windy, they have done the right thing it wouldn't have been safe.

Reply Posted by leanness on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 14:47
Will they still be switching lights on or are they is it gonna be another day can't see many people turning up in this weather

Reply Posted by Pingu on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 15:45
Not happy out of work again

Reply Posted by lizzy on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 15:57
Noooooooooooooo cant believe it :( was so looking forward to it .

Reply Posted by Kerry on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 16:46
It's a pity the same consideration wasn't given on Monday with the fireworks that sounded like gunshots after the tragic attacks in Paris.

Reply Posted by The Talented Mr C on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 18:00
Oh no what a shame
I mean who goes to the shabby switch on anyway with the boring turds they get to switch them on!!!!!! Who cares!!!!!! Thanks Barney!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Danny Johnson on Thursday November 19 2015 at 17:20
I was very excited to see Pingu, I went to the polish shop and bought 4 cans of cheap cider and even wore my best coat that I spilled tomato soup down.

Take your nasty comments elsewhere MR C

Reply Posted by paul on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 22:09
to mr c. the people that go to the switch on are called children. the characters that do the switch on are for there benefit. have you never been young

Reply Posted by Kaz on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 22:59
Kerry On Monday it wasn't fireworks you heard it were council blowing up.a building!!!

Reply Posted by your name here on Thursday November 19 2015 at 19:31
Is a shame switch on is cancelled, but BMBC have done the right thing. I wouldn't put my children at risk , was looking forward to the fun. Hopefully will be rescheduled for another day. Would be nice to see switch on rather than BMBC just turn lights on now. Please BMBC reschedule for the children's .

Reply Posted by Frank aiken on Thursday November 19 2015 at 23:46
Health and safety again