Carnon Downs could have its own Christmas lights display for the first time this year thanks to a new crowdfunding appeal.

Last year the village had a Christmas tree for the first time, donated by a resident, and this year it is hoped that a bigger Christmas tree can be found, along with Christmas lights in the main street.

Residents have set up a Community Association with the aim of organising a bigger, better Christmas display, as well as running other fundraising events, and eventually expanding the display to other roads throughout the village.

The organisers wrote on the appeal page: "We plan to hold a grand switch on night at the beginning of December for the whole village to come out and get together for mulled wine, hot chestnuts and mince pies. We hope that this will be just the start of the Christmas lights for the village and we hope to build on the display year by year to make it really spectacular.

"So far we have been successful in being awarded some funding from the Parish Council and Cornwall Council to get us going and in the next couple of months will be holding fundraising events including a Promises Auction and Halloween Pumpkin Trail from which all proceeds will go towards the Christmas lights fund.

"This project will benefit not only the residents of the village but also lots of people from surrounding villages who drive through Carnon Downs regularly to get to their homes and work."

The crowdfunder is offering three tiers of rewards for people who pledge, ranging from a mince pie and glass of mulled wine to a personalised bauble, or the option for businesses to get their logo on group's website.

The group is also looking for more volunteers, as well as residents willing to offer plug sockets for the lights, and anyone interested should get in touch via or on 01872 864567.

Supporters can also go to to make a pledge for the crowdfunder.