to get extra Christmas sparkle with new festive lights
is set to look a lot more festive this Christmas after the Town
Council this week gave its backing to a £6,000 project to
replace the town's decorative lights.
Murphy, Chairman of Highbridge Chamber of Trade, pictured with
the current lights, appealed for financial help to replace the
aging illuminations during a meeting of the council's Policy and
Finance Committee last night (Monday).
has been relying on the current cast-offs, which used to be on
Burnham seafront, for too long. They're old hat and at least five
years old," he said. "Residents want something that
looks a little more festive."
explained that the Chamber of Trade wants to replace the lights
with brand new LED illuminations over the next two Christmases.
replace the lights on a priority basis, starting with Church Street
this year and then Market Street next year," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Helen Groves backed the plans, saying: "The lights really
need replacing. Many residents get quite vocal about the lack
of investment in Highbridge and I definitely support the purchase
of new lights."
voted to give a grant of £2,000 this year to the Chamber
of Trade's project and to set aside a further £2,000 for
next year. The chamber has a further £2,500 in its reserves
for the project.
funding is subject to final approval from the full Town Council
in November. Speaking afterwards, Mr Murphy said he was "delighted"