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Christmas Lights 2020
Christmas is coming………
The Parish Council will have all the lights and Christmas tree up in the village by the end of November. This year the children will find a Christmas Poster to colour and other activities on our website and facebook page during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
With heavy hearts the Hockley Parish Council’s Festive Lights Committee, have made the difficult decision to cancel the Hockley Christmas Lights Street event which was scheduled to take place on the 28th November 2020. This decision has been made following the current guidance from the Government, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. Members agreed that the event, which has an attendance of up to 4000 people could not go ahead this year due to the current pandemic situation and the restrictions regarding public events, social distancing etc, which may still be in place towards the end of the year. The Council must put the safety of the public, its staff and volunteers first and not put any potential, unnecessary strain on the emergency services.
The Committee are still planning to erect the Christmas Lights in the village as long as circumstances allow and the necessary Government restrictions are adhered to and are looking into other online festive activities that will include the community. Once these ideas have been discussed further, details will be released in due course.
Hockley Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 30th November 2019
The Parish Council would like to give a BIG thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, performers, emergency services and stallholders who helped make this event a success and the community of Hockley who came along to support the start of the christmas celebrations at the lights switch-on. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon and will be back with us again next year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Children's Christmas Competition 2019
This year we encouraged our Hockley youngsters to paint, crayon, chalk or collage a Christmas Star. The Competition was open to children up to ages 11 years. We had 135 excellent and creative entries, all of which will be displayed at Hockley Library over the festive season. Prizes were presented to the winners who were then invited to the stage to switch on the Christmas lights. Well done to all our youngsters.
The Christmas Light Displays and Tree in Hockley are maintained and sponsored by Hockley Parish Council over the festive season.