launches Highbridge's new-look Xmas lights display
Christmas lights were formally unveiled by the town's Mayor last
night (Monday, December 8th).
group of residents, councillors and Mayor Martin Cox gathered
outside the Community Centre in Market Street for the official
Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy, who organises the lights
each year, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have over 70 lights
this year, including 30 new ones and extra mini trees, so it's
our biggest-ever display."
Town Council has been superb in giving us funding for the new
lights - we hope to get a further dozen new lights next year to
fill in some of the gaps."
has been superb support from the town's businesses this year who
are saying the lights help to make the town more welcoming."
Martin Cox, pictured at the launch, added: "Market
Street in particular looks very festive and colourful this year,
with the huge Christmas tree outside the Community Centre and
the new lights on the buildings."
are very happy to support the display as a council and thank all
those who help to show the town off at its best."
town's Christmas tree, located besides the Frank Foley statue,
has been supplied by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.
Chamber of Trade has stored up £7,500 of grant funding over
the past few years to allow the 30 new colourful lights to be