‘Sadly it will be like any other night’, said gloomy organisers
New Year’s Eve celebrations have been cancelled in St Ives.
The town in west Cornwall is famous for its Hogmanay antics when residents and holidaymakers mingle in a carnival-like with many of them dressing up in often fun and outlandish costumes.
However this year, the pandemic has led town council bosses to pull the plug on the New Year’s Eve revelry.
A spokesman for the town council said: “Due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, we all know that celebrations and events cannot be the same this year. In light of the current restrictions, we have been working with important local partners Cornwall Council, St Ives BID and Devon and Cornwall Police to consider how St Ives might effectively and safely prepare for New Year’s Eve.
“Sadly, all partners have agreed unanimously that there will be no normal St Ives New Year celebration in the town this year, it will be like any other night.”
Original publication 16 October, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 27th October 2020
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