Popular Sedgley Christmas Lights Switch-On New Date After Storm Arwen Halt Event

A popular Christmas light switch-on has been rescheduled after being canceled due to inclement weather caused by Storm Arwen.

On Sunday, 28 November, snow and ice created dangerous running conditions, after which the organizers postponed the Sedgley event.

However now it will start next Wednesday, 8th December at 5 PM and the lights will officially go off at 7.30 PM.

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It will feature a Christmas market and stage entertainment on Attimore Road, along with Funfair rides along Gospel End Street.

Motorists, however, have been warned to expect a delay in the road closure from 3 pm to 9.30 pm.

Attimore Road would close between Townsend Avenue and Bull Ring, Hall Street would close between Attimore Road and Gospel End Street, and Gospel End Street would close between Vicar Street and Bull Street.

One-way orders will be suspended on Dean Street, entry and exit from that street will be on Vicar Street.

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On-street parking will remain suspended from noon on Dudley Street, Dean Street, Gospel & Street, Attimore Road and Vicar Street.

Councilor Sean Casey, Cabinet Member for Digital, Client and Commercial Services, said: “We were incredibly disappointed to have canceled last weekend’s event, but the decision was made to keep people safe.

“I am delighted that we have been able to rearrange the schedule in such a short time and that we can begin the Christmas celebrations for the people of Sedgley.”

Broomwish 2021 aims to deliver thousands of Christmas gifts to young children in need in our city – the homeless, vulnerable, caring children and young children.

This year’s appeal is bigger and better than ever – as we at #Toys4Birmingham teamed up with our partners, including Thrive Together Birmingham, Birmingham Playcare Network, Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham Forward Steps.

also included Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Barnardo, Spurgeons Children’s Charity, Springfield Project in Sparkhill, St Paul’s Community Development Trust and Your Local Pantry, which runs food hubs in 12 locations in Birmingham and the Black Country.

You can buy gifts from the #broomwish Amazon wishlist here.

Or you can collect and drop donations of new and near-new toys and gifts for special donation days at Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU, Saturday November 27, Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4 from 11 am to 3 pm, where Volunteers will be waiting to see you.

Brand new or nearly new, unwrapped gifts, books and toys for all ages will be accepted.

You can also donate cash, which will be used to fund expenses held by a charity partner or to purchase specialist toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to donate.

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