Mousehole Harbour Lights cancelled

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Mousehole Harbour Lights have been cancelled for Christmas 2020, it has been announced.

The trustees and committee say they gave lengthy consideration to the Christmas lights display in view of the present Covid-19 emergency and have decided to cancel all of the lights display this year.

The organising committee said the primary considerations were the safety of its volunteers, many of whom are aged over 70, and particularly, that of the wider population in the village of Mousehole.

A statement said: “Whilst we regret that local businesses may not receive the benefit of their usual increased trade during the period of the Lights, we believe that in view of the general safety considerations, this decision will be welcomed by the wider community of Mousehole.”

Mousehold Harbour Lights chairman, Peter Taylor, said: “It was with heavy hearts that we made the decision not to deploy our  displays this year, for only the second time in our 57 year history, but the safety of the residents of Mousehole overrode all other considerations. We will be back in 2021.”