STORM Arwen has forced the cancellation of part of Camborne's Christmas lights switch on tomorrow.

Camborne's Lantern Parade has had to be cancelled due to the forecast bad weather and high winds this Friday (November 26).

A weather warning has been issued for this weekend and organisers are concerned that participating children might be put at risk by falling temperatures and increasing wind speed. The official switch on in the main square and other scheduled entertainment will be going ahead.

“It’s very disappointing to have to cancel the parade at such short notice but safety always comes first,” said BID manager Anna Pascoe. “We’re still planning a wonderful afternoon and early evening, however, and hope as many people as possible will join us. Just come prepared for the weather!”

Christmas in Camborne is jointly organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) team, Camborne Town Council and Camborne Parish Church.

“We are deeply saddened we cannot deliver the lantern parade this year, but must prioritise safety over any desires to finally pull off a traditional event post covid,” said Camborne Town Council Engagement Officer Rose Hitchens-Todd. “We have been carefully watching the weather forecast for Friday and are concerned predictions make the Lantern Parade element of the event unviable.”

The festive entertainment, which is hosted by Cornish comedian Anna Keirle and includes performances from the Holman Choir and the TR14s dance group, will start at 3pm on Friday 26 November. The lights switch on will now take place at 5.30pm.

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