December 22, 2006
and Highbridge Christmas lights winners unveiled
winners of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's annual Christmas lights
competition were announced on Friday (December 22nd).
judges from the town council visited scores of streets in the
area during the last few weeks to choose the very best decorations.
Dennis Davey judged the commercial properties while Cllr Pat Burge
and Cllr Peter Clayton picked the best residential houses. All
three praised the overall standard of entries.
Burnham, the winner is 3 Trinity Close (pictured above) while
the runner-up is 40 Love Lane. The prize for best Burnham group
entry goes to 17 Rosewood Avenue and 1 Ashcott Place.
In Highbridge, the winner is 54 Poplar Estate (pictured right),
while the runner-up is 25 Smith Way. First place for best Highbridge
group entry goes to 20 and 22 Burnham Road. The
prize for best-decorated business in both towns goes to Highbridge
Clayton (pictured below) told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was
another challenging year to separate the numerous wonderful entries
in the Christmas lights competition. We spent many a happy hour
covering all the streets in Burnham and Highbridge in order that
not a single entry was missed."
have to say the standard of entries is going up and up with some
truly magical displays. At the end of the day it could have been
any of six or seven properties that could have taken the awards
but we felt the Poplar Estate and Trinity Close houses were just
a cut above the rest."
best group award was outstanding and we felt that the two properties
on Rosewood Avenue and Ashcott Place had worked extremely hard
and a great deal of effort had been put in to give so much pleasure
to everyone who was able to go and have a look. Clearly, the Trinity
Rise area should not go without mention gaining national fame
for our town - year upon year they do us proud."
it was a very difficult task to separate the winners we enjoyed
the experience and really appreciated all the work some people
had put in at this time of year."
winners will be invited to the next Town Council meeting, on Monday
8th January, to be presented with their cups and certificates.
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