Police Sergeant Turns On Christmas Lights

The Scilly Sirens and the brass band provided the musical backing to the turning on of the St Mary’s Christmas lights on Saturday evening.

The crowd gathered at the Town Hall end of The Park under the Christmas tree donated by the Duchy.

Sergeant Colin Taylor led the countdown to the switching on of the lights in Hugh Town, on The Strand and across Old Town Bay.

Colin is a keen Twitter user, offering updates about his life and policing work here on the islands, and he’s had plenty of feedback since he announced he was turning on the lights.

He said it was a privilege to be asked, adding events like this are important because they bring the community together.

Some attendees told us they were upset that youngsters were running around The Park and The Parade, and making noise during the prayers by Canon Walker and Reverend Gibbs.


One Response to Police Sergeant Turns On Christmas Lights

  1. rich December 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I am totally disgusted and gob-smacked that anyone could complain about the children.
    It very rare that something gets my back up to the point where I want to speak out but hearing this did exactly that.
    During your reporting of the Christmas tree lights switch on you mentioned that there was complaints from resident(s) regarding children playing in the park – im shocked!
    What kind of society do we live in where the sound of children laughing and playing can be found offensive to anyone? I can only assume that the person(s) who complained have forgotten what its like to be an exited child at Christmas?
    And as for children playing in the park well how dare they – maybe the person(s) who complained would like them all to be issued with ASBOs and CURFEWS as well?
    Im no expert but I would bet my life on the fact that the sound of innocent children laughing and playing was far more appealing to God than any carol singing and prayers could ever be.
    Maybe these complainers could do with a visit from Jacob Marley and a few ghosts this Christmas!