£10k lottery boost to help light up town for Christmas

£10k lottery boost to help light up town for Christmas

£10k lottery boost to help light up town for Christmas

First published in News

Nearly £10,000 has been given to Ringwood Town Council to put towards its Christmas Lights switch on.

The funds from the National Lottery will ensure the town is well illuminated and will pay for equipment and advertising.

Town Clerk Steve Nash said: “This funding is for community events and it’s very gratifying to know the lottery see the importance of what we are trying to do here and are supporting us.”

The Christmas event, which is planned for December 6, will run from 10am until 7pm and include new lights, Santa’s Grotto, street entertainers, live music, choirs, a children’s Lantern Parade and guaranteed ‘snow’.

Mayor of Ringwood, Cllr Barbara Woodifield said: “We want the whole community involved in the event and hope that people will be encouraged into the town to enjoy the activities of the day.”

Contact Steve Nash or Mandy Oldfield on 01425 473883 or e-mail town.council@ringwood.gov.uk for more information.

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4:35pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Townee says...

I thought lottery money was for good causes not Xmas tree light in a small town. Money should have been given to the local hospital.
I thought lottery money was for good causes not Xmas tree light in a small town. Money should have been given to the local hospital. Townee
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6:02pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Richard 1976 says...

Tend to agree. Christmas lights are in general funded by local traders businesses and local councils. Seems a little frivolous to say the least.. But if it's for the good of the town which has to compete against larger neighbours then I hope it works out
Tend to agree. Christmas lights are in general funded by local traders businesses and local councils. Seems a little frivolous to say the least.. But if it's for the good of the town which has to compete against larger neighbours then I hope it works out Richard 1976
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9:01pm Mon 18 Aug 14

twynhamob says...

Agree, the local hospital could do with some extra funding, however, isn't the NI contributions supposed to go towards that. There has to be many more 'items' that could use the 10k, rather than lighting to celebrate what is still a religious holiday!
Agree, the local hospital could do with some extra funding, however, isn't the NI contributions supposed to go towards that. There has to be many more 'items' that could use the 10k, rather than lighting to celebrate what is still a religious holiday! twynhamob
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