Thornbury's Christmas Lights Switch-On has been cancelled for the second successive year.

Organisers have blamed 'practical complications' as well as the pandemic for their decision to scrap the popular event once more.

The town will still be decked out in lights as usual, just without the dedicated night where they are all turned on.

A statement issued by the organisers said: "Thornbury Christmas Lights Association (TCLA) regrets to announce that there will be no Christmas Lights Switch-On this year.

"Due to significant practical complications as well as the ongoing pandemic, we will be unable to host a traditional switch-on event.

"However, we do aim to bring some festive spirit to our town by putting up our displays, that will be switched-on during the festive period, simply without the switch-on event.

"Please give our volunteers a cheery wave and pop some money in the collection boxes if you see us out and about!

"As a team, we really hope that current situations improve and that the Switch-on will be able to return, as we have missed it massively over the last two years. We appreciate your continued support and Merry Christmas!”