A brighter Christmas on the cards for Midhurst

Midhurst's 2015 Christmas Street party,
Midhurst's 2015 Christmas Street party,

PLANS to breathe new life into Midhurst’s Christmas festivities are taking shape.

Glyn Upjohn told fellow members of the town council’s community care committee last night (Tuesday, March 29) four Christmas light suppliers had been asked for designs and quotes to light North Street, the stag by the bus station, West Street and the Christmas tree in Market Square.

The town council has earmarked £13,500 for new lights and the town team, set up to promote business in Midhurst, says it could add a further £9,000 to the pot.

The new initiative to brighten up Christmas came from the town’s traders who approached the town council before Christmas to set up a joint group to extend and replace the Christmas lights and organise a ‘switch-on’ event.

Town councillor Carolyn Bishop, who has a business in West Street, told the meeting: “We are getting a bit nervous this is dragging on.”

But Mr Upjpohn said the working party would look at quotes next month before having a meeting with representatives of the town team and go back to the town council for a decision.

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