NEW FERRY ONLINE

 The Community Website of New Ferry, Wirral, UK

 

HOMEPAGE


About New Ferry


Clubs & Societies


Community in Action


Community Consultations


Events & Meetings


History of New Ferry


Latest News, Hot Topics  & Announcements


Local Services & Facilities


Memories & Photos


Parks and Open Spaces


Shopping in New Ferry


Useful Information


 

 

 

LATEST NEWS, HOT TOPICS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SHINE AGAIN IN NEW FERRY


30 November 2014 

 

Residents and visitors to New Ferry's district centre are being greeted by the christmas lights once again.  New Ferry Residents Association was successful in finding funding for the repair of the lights and their installation by a specialist contractor; the funding came from one of Wirral Borough Council's neighbourhood funding pots, and was approved by the ward councillors.

Although some repairs/bulb replacements were necessary, these were not as extensive as had been required in 2013.  The repair work was completed in just over two weeks by a dedicated team of local volunteers, led by Stewart Finch whose wife Karen is the owner of Fresh Naturally, the fruit and vegetable produce shop in New Ferry.

The lights were installed towards the end of November.  One or two of the connections in the lamp columns were found to be faulty, and a handful of the lights will not be working until the Council's lighting contractor has made the necessary repairs.  We hope these will be fixed in time for christmas, but we have been told there are so many Council lamp-posts not working across the borough at the moment, and staff are working flat out to repair them all.

Mark Anthony Craig, Chair of new Ferry Residents Association said: "In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to find funding for christmas lights.  Councils gave up responsibility for them several years ago, leaving it to community groups and traders associations to sort them out every year.  This year, as last, we were fortunate to find the money needed to repair the worn out bulbs from last year, and to put them up again.  However, next year it will be even more difficult.  But, we will have to wait and see. 

"What is clear is that we need more help with fund-raising, and from next year we would like to start replacing the old fashioned rope bulbs with new, more energy efficient and longer lasting LEDs.  If anyone in the community would like to volunteer their time to help, please email us at newferryonline@gmail.com".

 

 
 
 


     
Back to LATEST NEWS, HOT TOPICS & ANNOUNCEMENTS