THE annual Older Persons day at St Paul’s church, Colwyn Bay, organised by David Jones MP, has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Jones said: “The event, due to be held on Sunday April 19, has been running for several years and is highly popular and valued by older people as a one stop shop for information on issues as diverse as financial advice, fire precautions and later-life education.

“It is unfortunate we have had to take the decision to call off the event. However, the health of everyone attending had to be the primary consideration. Older people are the group most vulnerable to the virus and it would have been wrong to run even the slightest risk of infection.”

He added: “I very much hope and expect that we will be able to hold the event again next year. It is extremely popular and always greatly appreciated by everyone who attend.”