Thornbury Christmas lights switch-on date revealed

Last year's Christmas lights switch-on (2597407)

Last year's Christmas lights switch-on (2597407)

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CHRISTMAS preparations are already well underway and the Thornbury Christmas Lights Association has announced when the lights will be switched on.

This year’s lights will be turned on on Tuesday, November 18 when the association’s chosen charity will be holding a bucket collection.

This year Friends of New Siblands School was chosen as the charity beneficiary who will be collecting money on the night of the switch-on.

With the support of the general public, local businesses, South Gloucestershire Council, Thornbury Town Council and a small band of volunteers Thornbury will once again be festooned in lights for the Christmas period.

Additional homes and businesses have signed up to be decorated so the display should be even more spectacular.

If you fancy helping create the Christmas displays for 2014 or have a home or business on Castle Street you would like to have a display contact Brian Roberts by calling 01454 822626.

If you would like to be in with a chance of assisting with the switch on send your name, address, contact number and an email address to Sally Higgins, Publicity Officer TCLA, 12, Bluebell Close, Thornbury, BS35 1UN and enclose a donation of at least 50p.

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2:29am Tue 2 Sep 14

Freda Piles says...

I'm sure that everyone will enjoy the lights and let's hope that it is a very Happy Christmas time this year and maybe the local MP Steve Webb will see the light and make it a Happy Christmas for 560,000 pensioners who get no annual increase to their pension even though they have paid for it in the same way as the 12 million or so who do who get it.
Discrimination has no place in a democratic society of the 21st century especially when all we hear from David Cameron is that he wants 'fairness for all' and 'we are all in this together' but these pensioners are left in the dark. So switch the lights on for them please !
I'm sure that everyone will enjoy the lights and let's hope that it is a very Happy Christmas time this year and maybe the local MP Steve Webb will see the light and make it a Happy Christmas for 560,000 pensioners who get no annual increase to their pension even though they have paid for it in the same way as the 12 million or so who do who get it. Discrimination has no place in a democratic society of the 21st century especially when all we hear from David Cameron is that he wants 'fairness for all' and 'we are all in this together' but these pensioners are left in the dark. So switch the lights on for them please ! Freda Piles
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