Sedgley's Christmas lights switch-on cancelled due to coronavirus

A village's annual Christmas lights switch-on event - which is attended by hundreds of people each year - has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The switch-on event seen in 2018
The switch-on event seen in 2018

Organisers of the popular event in Sedgley, which takes place in and around Bull Ring in the run-up to Christmas, are looking at holding something online instead.

Each year people are treated to live entertainment and stalls which provides a festive atmosphere.

It is hoped the switch-on event will return next year in a "bigger and better" capacity, said Sedgley ward councillor Shaun Keasey.

He told the Express & Star: "People's health has to come first. We haven't - by the looks of it - got the virus under control, so events like this can't go ahead as much as it's sad."

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