Christmas lights boost for Bognor town centre

Lynette Gill receives the cheque for �1,000 from Ronnie Brown, managing director of Blachere Illumination UK
Lynette Gill receives the cheque for �1,000 from Ronnie Brown, managing director of Blachere Illumination UK

Bognor Regis Town Council has won £1,000 worth of Christmas lights for the town.

Earlier this year, the town council entered a competition run by Revive and Thrive and sponsored by Blachere Illuminations, hoping to win a prize of funding for Christmas lights.

Staff gave a presentation on the importance of Christmas lights and the switch-on event to the town, as well as ideas for other ways of using lights to enhance events.

The council said it reaped the rewards by having a switch-on and won through to the finals, held in Colchester.

Lynette Gill, committee clerk for street scene and leisure services, represented the council at the finals and presented its entry to the judges.

She walked away with a £1,000 cheque towards lighting from Blachere Illuminations for use in the town.

The prize was presented by Ronnie Brown, managing director of Blachere Illumination UK.

The town council hopes this new lighting will be received and in place for this Christmas.

Bognor Regis mayor Pat Dillon said: “I am delighted that the town council has been awarded this prize.

“The extra lights will be a welcome addition to the Christmas lighting in Bognor Regis. I would like to thank the officer for putting together and presenting our entry.”

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