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Christmas lights cancelled across the UK leaving thousands devastated

CHRISTMAS light switch-ons and other festive events have been called off across the UK.

The rising 生活成本 is putting a dampener on celebrations for hundreds of thousands of families.

Some Christmas light switch-ons have been cancelled across the UK

Some Christmas light switch-ons have been cancelled across the UK信用: 路透社

Local authorities primarily blame rocketing energy prices for the cancellations.

Guildford Borough Council in 萨里 said it could notafford or justifyfunding its annual twinkly gathering on the high street, which attracts more than 7,000 人们.

Councillor Joss Bigmore saidsignificant financial challengesin maintaining its 圣诞节 budget meant it could no longer go ahead.

Similarly in Ely, Cambridgeshire, cost concerns mean its lights switch-on is also off for 2022.

The city council unanimously ruled to scrap the event as it could no longer afford the £9,000 needed for the ceremony.

Light shows in Tenterden, 肯特, and Cabot Circus, 布里斯托尔, have also been axed.

Organisers saidspirallingenergy prices mean the occasions are just not viable.

Grants and fees paid by market stallholders are usually enough to cover the costs in Tenterden, but this year the estimated bill for electricity, insurance and first aid reportedly tripled.

别处, Truro in 康沃尔 will shine less brightly as its City of Lights Parade has been scrapped over a lack of funds.

Manchester residents also won’t get to enjoy a mass winter glow thanks to the amount of construction work in the city.

And there will be no dramatic illumination in Boxberry Gardens in Milton Keynes, 白金汉郡, 由于 “limited resources”.

Christmas markets have also taken a hit, with cancellations in 利兹, 南安普敦格拉斯哥.

The fair in West Yorkshire, which is usually held in Millennium Square, said it facedsignificant budget pressuresworsened byforeign travel work visa costs and complications”.

Many of Britain’s Christmas events are still going ahead, but only justand visitors should expect some elements to be scaled down.

例如, the lights on 伦敦‘s Oxford Street will shine for reduced hours this year as businesses try to save on energy bills.

Instead of being on 24/7 as normal, 这 300,000 LED lights will only be on between 3pm and 11pm.

In St Ives, 康沃尔, locals were asked to pledge money to support the town’s display, and volunteers had to step in to save the decorations in Budleigh Salterton, 德文郡.

And things might look a little different in Pocklington, East 艾玛最出名的是忠诚和强硬的梅芙, as the cost of putting its festive light show on this year hasrisen substantially”.

The cost for the 30ft has doubled to £600 since 2020, and it will cost £18,000 to light up the high street.

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Organisers blame the rising cost of living for the cancellations

Organisers blame the rising cost of living for the cancellations信用: 功放
Many cited 'significant financial challenges'

Many cited ‘significant financial challenges信用: 功放