The winners of Burnham and Highbridge’s annual Christmas lights competition have been announced this week.

Town councillors councillors Paul Young and Martin Cox visited scores of displays across the two towns before picking the winners.

In Burnham-On-Sea, the best house award goes to Andy Gardner at 10 Rectory Road (pictured above) who is the brother of Nick Gardner who is one of the organisers of the huge display at nearby Trinity Close. The runner-up is Fay Donnellan at 52 Broadhurst Gardens, pictured below.

In Highbridge, the best house award goes to Sharon Bowcott at 25 Smith Way with the runner-up Darren Bird at 25 South Avenue.

First place in the best-decorated business category, judged by Kate Lawson and John Parkes has gone to Secret World in Burnham’s Victoria Street, while the runner-up is Back 2 Bikes at 15 Market Street in Highbridge.

The award for the best group of illuminated houses has gone to Wordsworth Close in Burnham.

“Trinity Rise has put on another spectacular display again this year, and the judges would like to recognise the community spirit and charity fundraising from them,” added a council spokeswoman. “To make the competition fair the Mayor will present them with a special Award.”

The winners will be invited to the January Town Projects meeting on Monday 18th January 2016 where they will be presented with cups and prizes.

A spokeswoman added: “The Town Council were pleased that there were more entries than ever this year but our judges reported there are a lot more beautifully decorated homes that do not register for the competition. If you know a neighbour or a friend who enjoys decorating their residence at Christmas why not suggest they join in the Town Council competition. More information can be found on each November.”