Published: December 1, 2013
Ceremony held to mark Highbridge Christmas lights switch-on

Highbridge's Christmas lights were formally switched on by the town's Deputy Mayor last night (Saturday).

A group of residents, councillors and MP Tessa Munt gathered outside the Community Centre in Market Street for the gathering, led by Deputy Mayor Pauline Pollard, as pictured.

Highbridge Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy, who organises the lights each year, told "We have over 65 lights this year, including a smattering of new ones, along with Christmas trees in place across the town centre."

"It's a good display again and the Town Council has recently given us funding that is being stored up to buy new lights for next year's display."

The town's Christmas tree, located besides the Frank Foley statue, has been supplied by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and was also formally lit up on Saturday night.

A £2,500 grant was recently awarded to Highbridge Chamber of Trade by the Town Council towards the replacement of the town's Christmas lights and new ones are due to be unveiled in 2014.


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