Gorslas Welfare Association has confirmed that their annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Fireworks Display event has been cancelled.

The festivities were due to take place on December 6.

An organiser for the event said: "With very unpleasant weather forecasted for Thursday evening, the committee have made the difficult decision of cancelling the Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Fireworks events.

"Organising this event is very costly and we must give contractors a minimum of 48 hour notice or face having to pay fully for the services.

"This event is only possible because of the volunteers from the community willing to give their time.

"Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the availability of volunteers and contractors in such a busy period of the year.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thanks for your continued support."