ONE of Eastbourne’s popular Christmas shopping events is off.

Little Chelsea is a vibrant shopping and dining quarter in Grove Road and South Street.

In recent years, it has always staged a successful Christmas event.

However, a statement has been released saying: “Unfortunately we will have to cancel the “Little Christmas“ event this year.

“We would not be able to make the event Covid-19 compliant and therefore would not get permission to run the event.

“We have waited as long as we can to see if things would improve, but unfortunately this is not the case and we have had to make this decision.”