Barnsley Christmas lights switch-on cancelled due to high winds

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The Christmas lights switch-on in Barnsley set to take place tonight has been cancelled due to high winds.

A spokesman for Barnsley Council said: “Due to high winds, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel the planned event for the Christmas lights switch-on this evening, for safety reasons.

“The character meet and greet at Experience Barnsley will still be taking place, for people who’ve already bought tickets.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience and will let you know when we’ve rearranged the event.

“The town centre roads that were closed for the event will re-open later today.”