Westhoughton Christmas lights survive cost-cutting
6:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
TOWN councillors in Westhoughton approved funding for this year’s Christmas lights display.
At Monday’s planning and general purposes meeting, nearly £6,000 of funding towards the town’s illuminations was given the green light.
The councillors also condemned other local authorities for targeting Christmas lights as a way of cutting costs.
“It’s very important that people can get some enjoyment and festivity from the Christmas lights as they are great for the town centre,” said the mayor of Westhoughton’s, Cllr Christopher Peacock.
The cash will be spent on siting and dismantling costs, coloured light bulbs, electrical checks, Christmas trees and electricity.
Cllr David Wilkinson, for Hoskers and Hart Common, added: “Anyone that does not want Christmas lights in their town must be stark-raving bonkers.”
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