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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS UNLIKELY TO SHINE IN NEW FERRY IN 2012


01 August 2012 

One of the questions often asked is why New Ferry's Christmas Lights have not been seen for a number of years.

Wirral Borough Council has NOT supplied or organised Christmas Lights for several years; this became the responsibility of the various communities.  NFRAG successfully applied for funding to purchase the lights and to put them and take them down several years ago, but to do this each year takes a little time and organising. It also required a little bit of involvement from the community and businesses, the latter who were asked for a small contribution.

When the NFRAG committee members involved in organising the lights each year were no longer able to do so (for personal reasons), the remaining committee members were so busy with other aspects of the community's needs that they could not commit to the time needed to make the annual applications and organising the inevitable repairs to the lights that are needed each year with local electricians.

We would very much like to see the lights go up again, but for this to happen we really need someone to organise it.  Obtaining the necessary funding is not a problem - we can give full support doing this - but where we need help is organising the annual testing, repairing, and then using the funding to get the lights put up in November and taken down again at the end of January.

As it currently stands, August is probably too late to organise the lights for 2012, but we may be able to reintroduce them for 2013.

If there is anyone in the community who thinks they might have the expertise and time to do this, please contact us so that we can have a chat about the practicalities involved. Pllease send an email to newferryonline@gmail.com or ring 0151 513 6681.

 



     
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