The New Year's Eve celebrations in St Ives will not happen this year

Cornwall’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in St Ives are cancelled because of Covid-19

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‘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.

Jas and Bryony out for New Year's Eve 2019 in St Ives, Cornwall.
Greg Martin Jas and Bryony out for New Year’s Eve 2019 in St Ives, Cornwall.

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.”

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 16 October, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 27th October 2020

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