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Popular Christmas lights display in Melbourne’s south-east called off

Rumour File

A resident of Hugo Court in Narre Warren has confirmed the popular Christmas lights display won’t go ahead this year.

Not A Single Twinkle told the Rumour File it wouldn’t go ahead due to a demand that the homeowners pay for public liability insurance and professional traffic control.

But Jessica Sterling, a resident of Hugo Court, told Ross and John it’s the “aftermath” of what’s left behind when people come to visit and issues around traffic flow.

“We are not going ahead with the lights this year, due to traffic issues,” she said.

“Our court is very little, we can’t actually handle the amount of traffic that came through last year, and it’s also to help our neighbours as well.”

She said the lights are turned off at midnight, but visitors often hang around until 3am.

“The council have been really fantastic with us, it’s the other neighbours who can’t get into their driveway, it’s the public who come to view the lights, and the aggression they are showing against the other homeowners,” she said.

“We in Hugo Court love doing the lights, love seeing the little kids and older kids all smiles on their faces, but it’s the public who leave their rubbish behind, who are littering at neighbours’ front yards.”

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