Fairford already dreaming of a white Christmas
FAIRFORD is already dreaming of a white Christmas to boost the appeal of the market town over the festive season.
After a blue-light backlash in the town following last year’s celebrations, a Christmas Lights team has a plan to sprinkle the town with a new “upmarket” scheme this winter.
White lights will adorn a large tree in the Market Place and twenty more small trees, which will be placed in flag holders on shop fronts.
Snow crystal ornaments will be hung from wall mounted street lights. And although there will be a predominantly white theme, red and green lights will be placed on the trees at St Mary’s Church.
The scheme is anticipated to cost around £2,400 in total, with around £800 expected in donations. This week, Fairford Town Council agreed to fund the outstanding balance.
Christmas Lights working group member and town councillor Chris Roberts said: “I’m hoping that it will be a huge improvement on what we’ve had before.
"We’ve got such a good Christmas market that I think we should have a good lighting scheme to help promote it.”