Town Centre Christmas lights switch on cancelled

Swindon Advertiser: Keith Chegwin, who was due to turn on Swindon's Christmas lights Keith Chegwin, who was due to turn on Swindon's Christmas lights

THE town centre Christmas lights switch on tomorrow night has been cancelled due to the weather.

The event, which was due to take place in Wharf Green, has been rescheduled for December 5 from 5pm in Wharf Green.

Simon Jackson, chief executive of inSwindon, said:  "We had to make this decision based on the severe weather conditions for the comfort, and more importantly the safety of the crowd and performers.

“We are expecting high winds, as well as heavy rain, which prevents the fireworks display happening as recommended from our supplier.

“We are working with all those involved in the event to confirm their ability to take part in the rescheduled date, and we hope to add another special guest to the billing to further the excitement that this event brings to the town every year.

“I would advise everyone to log on to swindontowncentre.co.uk for further details and updates as and when they are released.”

 

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4:27pm Wed 21 Nov 12

stu2010 says...

Keith wouldn't want to get his **** out in this weather!!!
Keith wouldn't want to get his **** out in this weather!!! stu2010

4:27pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Damo76 says...

Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing Damo76

4:27pm Wed 21 Nov 12

yeahsorryaboutthat says...

And where exactly will they find a celebrity to rival a superstar like Keith Chegwin at such short notice?
And where exactly will they find a celebrity to rival a superstar like Keith Chegwin at such short notice? yeahsorryaboutthat

4:32pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Oldtownmum says...

Damo76 wrote:
Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
[quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing[/p][/quote]My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal. Oldtownmum

4:32pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Oldtownmum says...

Damo76 wrote:
Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
[quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing[/p][/quote]My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal. Oldtownmum

4:36pm Wed 21 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...

Hmm, a bit strange, the weather forecast for Swindon tomorrow is 12c and partly sunny.
Hmm, a bit strange, the weather forecast for Swindon tomorrow is 12c and partly sunny. I 2 Could B

4:43pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Damo76 says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Damo76 wrote:
Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
Oldtownmum wrote:My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.

You may feel that way, but there will be a lot of people in Swindon who will be happy with the lineup!
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing[/p][/quote]My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.[/p][/quote][quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote:My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.[/quote] You may feel that way, but there will be a lot of people in Swindon who will be happy with the lineup! Damo76

4:53pm Wed 21 Nov 12

The Real Librarian says...

Damo76 wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
Damo76 wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
Oldtownmum wrote:My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
You may feel that way, but there will be a lot of people in Swindon who will be happy with the lineup!
And how long have you been working for Inswindon?
[quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing[/p][/quote]My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.[/p][/quote][quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote:My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.[/quote] You may feel that way, but there will be a lot of people in Swindon who will be happy with the lineup![/p][/quote]And how long have you been working for Inswindon? The Real Librarian

5:49pm Wed 21 Nov 12

hornet says...

If it doesn't go to plan Paolo will blame Cheggers them loan him out to the Reading panto for the festive season
If it doesn't go to plan Paolo will blame Cheggers them loan him out to the Reading panto for the festive season hornet

6:06pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Damo76 says...

I don't work for InSwindon. I'm one of the torchbearers who was asked to take part. I'm thrilled to be included and it will be a real honour to be involved!
I don't work for InSwindon. I'm one of the torchbearers who was asked to take part. I'm thrilled to be included and it will be a real honour to be involved! Damo76

6:18pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Localboy86 says...

Damo76 wrote:
I don't work for InSwindon. I'm one of the torchbearers who was asked to take part. I'm thrilled to be included and it will be a real honour to be involved!
Good for u mate, wish some of the others that read this were more positive. It's a good free family event the fireworks never disappoint
[quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: I don't work for InSwindon. I'm one of the torchbearers who was asked to take part. I'm thrilled to be included and it will be a real honour to be involved![/p][/quote]Good for u mate, wish some of the others that read this were more positive. It's a good free family event the fireworks never disappoint Localboy86

6:33pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Sir Fawn Maker says...

can someone explain to the adver the difference between

cancelled

and

postponed

one means will never happen, the other means put back a bit
can someone explain to the adver the difference between cancelled and postponed one means will never happen, the other means put back a bit Sir Fawn Maker

6:59pm Wed 21 Nov 12

GalaxyMan says...

And the League Winning Swindon Robins too. Was looking forward to see the team too. :(
And the League Winning Swindon Robins too. Was looking forward to see the team too. :( GalaxyMan

7:38pm Wed 21 Nov 12

The Witch says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Damo76 wrote:
Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
Once again a negative comment from someone in Swindon, why can't people just be content that in this day of cut backs at least there is going to be Christmas lights, does it really matter who is there for the switching on, its FREE!
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing[/p][/quote]My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.[/p][/quote]Once again a negative comment from someone in Swindon, why can't people just be content that in this day of cut backs at least there is going to be Christmas lights, does it really matter who is there for the switching on, its FREE! The Witch

8:14pm Wed 21 Nov 12

msw says...

Postponed!! not cancelled.
Postponed!! not cancelled. msw

9:47am Thu 22 Nov 12

yeahsorryaboutthat says...

The Witch wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
Damo76 wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing
My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.
Once again a negative comment from someone in Swindon, why can't people just be content that in this day of cut backs at least there is going to be Christmas lights, does it really matter who is there for the switching on, its FREE!
WOW ....LIGHTS...
[quote][p][bold]The Witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Damo76[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the re-scheduled event. Lots of Swindon Olympians, Paralympians and Torchbearers taking part. Paulo Di Canio, Keith Chegwin and another VERY special 'Swindon' guest due to be added to the lineup! #Jahmazing[/p][/quote]My goodness I can barely contain myself! Not the slightest interest on any of them except maybe Keith Chegwin. Torch bearers, sports people and a contestant from a chav singing show just don't appeal.[/p][/quote]Once again a negative comment from someone in Swindon, why can't people just be content that in this day of cut backs at least there is going to be Christmas lights, does it really matter who is there for the switching on, its FREE![/p][/quote]WOW ....LIGHTS... yeahsorryaboutthat

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