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Temporary one way traffic system to be introduced in Mousehole for the Harbour Lights display

From December 15 2019 until 04 January 2020 a temporary, evenings only, one way traffic system will be put in place in the village of Mousehole so that residents and visitors can enjoy the famous Mousehole Harbour Lights over the festive period.

The Switch on Ceremony starts at 6:30pm with the lights being switched on around 7pm, on Saturday 14 December when the roads into the village from Nelwyn, Paul and Raginnis will be closed from 5pm to 9pm. Thousands are expected to visit the village during the three weeks they will be on display. The lights will then be on each evening between 5pm and 11pm from 15 December 2019 until 04 January 2020. 

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Visitors are being urged to use public transport to travel to the village to see the lights.  Parking is free in Cornwall Council’s Penzance Wharfside car park from 4pm and buses run regularly from there.  Other Cornwall Council car parks in Penzance are also free from 4pm.

Peter Taylor, Chairman of Mousehole Harbour Lights said: “The Harbour Lights display is now in its 56th year and they delight visitors. However, the disruption to our residents in the village can be considerable, despite the Lights Committee doing everything possible to mitigate it.

Cornwall Council is assisting us by facilitating not only the road closure for the switch on event on 14 December, but also a trial clockwise one-way system through the village for the duration of the Harbour Lights display. 

We’re asking everyone to please avoid trying to drive into the village and use public transport if possible. 

If you do drive into the village, please don’t stop in the one-way system to look at the lights.  We can’t have traffic backing up.  The message is, it is likely that there won’t be any parking spaces available in Mousehole, so if you have not parked by the time you get to the Old Coastguard turn back.”


Story posted 09 December 2019