Christmas Lights of Love Parade postponed until Easter

Construction and refurbishment works at the Isle of Wight Crematorium push parade back to Easter.


This in from the council. This news does not affect the Lights of Love Services being held across the Isle of Wight this month. Ed

The annual Lights of Love parade, organised by the Isle of Wight Council’s bereavement service, will be held in Easter next year.

This is due to ongoing construction and refurbishment works at the Isle of Wight Crematorium.

John Metcalfe, Isle of Wight Council deputy director for economy and environment said: “It is disappointing that we will not be able to hold the annual service at the crematorium over the Christmas period this year. Many parts of the building are currently subject to essential improvement and refurbishment works which it is not possible to work around so that the parade can go ahead.

“Staff had looked at alternate venues but none were available. We are sorry that we are not able to hold the annual parade this year but we hope to host an event around Easter, and the parade will be hosted as normal next year.”

The Lights of Love Service was first held in 2002 at the Isle of Wight Crematorium. Anyone needing further information can contact the bereavement service on (01983) 882288.

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Monday, 3rd December, 2012 12:18pm



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  1. Verily a miracle …

  2. Why is it an 11th hour decision to postpone the Lights of Love parade and hold it next Easter?
    I could understand if there was a sudden, unforeseen emergency at the Isle of Wight Crematorium but the ‘ongoing construction and refurbishment works’ must have been known about for weeks and more advanced notice given.
    No one would run a business like this omnishambles.

  3. jimmy smith

    4.Dec.2012 1:46pm

    ‘business’, ‘running’ ‘council’?

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