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Budget for Baildon festive lights has soared
Christmas lights will burn more brightly in Baildon this year – thanks to a 200 per cent increase in the annual festive budget.
Summertime meetings of Baildon town councillors have led to them approving a substantial package of improvements with a pledge to spend £9,000.
“Last year, we spent about £3,000 and the extra money will be used to renew and expand the displays with a lot of modern LED lights to replace the old ones,” said the council’s deputy chairman Joe Ashton.
Some of the new additions for 2013 Christmas lights include: l Lights in trees alongside Ian Clough Car Park and in the Charlestown trees l Christmas motifs on Roberts Park shops lDecorative icicles on many frontages, including retailers alongside the stocks l New multi-coloured lights and a star on the big Christmas tree in the village centre l And a retail partnership scheme, part-funded by businesses, to install mini Christmas trees and lights for twenty retailers throughout Baildon.
Baildon town councillor Gill Dixon said it should make for the best show ever.
“I’m delighted that the town council has agreed to increase the budget this year to allow us to improve the Christmas lights,” she said.
“Making Baildon look festive is important to residents and so we hope these improvements bring pleasure to everyone, young and old.
“There is a lot of work behind the scenes for every new display, and we are particularly grateful to our contractor, Christmas Plus, who are a local company of national repute.
“They have brought their expertise and professionalism and offered excellent value for money because they care about Baildon,” she said Paul Mitchell, managing director of Christmas Plus, said: “I’m a Baildon resident and am delighted to help the Town Council gradually improve the Christmas display in Baildon.
“The village always looks fantastic and this year it should be better than ever.
“My company has many years of expertise providing displays all over the country, and we are really pleased to be ‘lighting up’ Baildon.”
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