THERE will be Christmas lights in Wellington this year – despite no plans for a switch-on event.

After some confusion surrounding the festivities, councillors declared that will be lights around the town – including four new fittings in Rockwell Green road.

However the annual ‘switch-on’ event will not take place due to social distancing measures put in place because of Covid-19.

“We are so disappointed that we cannot offer the town our usual switch-on event with music, entertainment, free mince pies and the big count-down to the actual switching on of the lights by local school children,” said Mayor Janet Lloyd.

“It’s a great event for young and old to get together and celebrate and last year we had a bigger than ever turnout.

“We had such high hopes for our 2020 event as the switch-on has now become one of the biggest public events for our town.

“We are delighted however that we can still brighten up the town with the Christmas lights the Council provides each year, and which will be based around a different colour scheme this year as we have replaced the former display with a new set of lights.”

The council are finalising the arrangements, but plans are being made to turn on the lights on Saturday, November 28.