Ashby de la Zouch Town Council makes decision on 2021 Christmas lights

By Graham Hill

18th Mar 2021 | Local News

The 2020 lights received positive feedback from the public
The 2020 lights received positive feedback from the public

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council has already decided to repeat the Christmas lights display that was so well received last year.

The events & entertainment committee met this week to make a decision on the 2021 display.

And it was not only decided to welcome back last year's supplier, but it was recommended that a three-year contract be awarded with an option to extend it to five.

Town centre manager Stuart Benson reported to the committee that the comments about last year's lights had been outstanding and all comments were positive.

Last year, Ashby had 100 artificial lit trees with four deciduous trees, while Blackfordby had a 20ft and a 15ft tree.

The committee considered four tenders for this year's lights, reduced them to two, and went with last year's bidder at a cost of £14,225.

Cllr Geraint Jones said: "I heard nothing but good comments about last year's lights."

But Cllr Barbara Kneale added it would be better to have real trees rather than artificial ones.

Committee chair Cllr Gill Hoult said: "When we did have real trees, there were comments that some were more straggly than others.

"The main tree was real last year. But we did not have one complaint from anyone."

Cllr Graham Allman added: "The trees that were used were very good quality and compliments to the events & entertainment committee who organised it. It was excellent."

Cllr Mike Ball said: "The fewer trees that get chopped down, the better, we're supposed to be growing trees around here."


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