How many recycled plastic bottles does it take to light up the High Street?
Nailsea Town Council are excited to be planning the Christmas 2023 lights for Nailsea High Street. This will include lovely new Christmas lighting using energy efficient lights made out of recycled plastic bottles. As well as the new lighting, the High Street illuminations will include a community Christmas tree on the Village Green donated by James Steel of Quality Collectables, motifs on the lighting columns, giant globes and a stunning winter wonderland vision of snowflakes projected into the entrance of the precinct, as well as other Christmassy lighting delights.
Originally the Town council had planned to install new festoon lighting but due to a series of complications with installation this year, have now decided to re-evaluate if this type of lighting will add value to the display, with a review of the lighting after Christmas. This will save over £50k this year which could, if festoon lighting is no longer required, allow other areas of the town to be illuminated, such as the trees lining Station Road Car Park. As well as the Town Council illuminating the Town centre, Praxis, owners of Crown Glass Shopping centre will be also be adding lights and Christmas decorations to their areas to help make Nailsea Town centre look really special for the season.
Trudy Hollow, Manager of 65 High Street, who has been working hard on the Christmas Lights project for some time says ‘We are really pleased to be supporting Nailsea with a seasonal display of lights. A great Christmas display in the High Street and the town centre is beneficial for us all as it brings visitors into the town to shop and support local businesses at their often most important trading time of the year. It also adds a real sense of community for Nailsea, cheering everyone up, and making Nailsea feel special. This is lovely at this time of year in particular, and after the struggles we have had over the past few years, is a real morale booster for the town and people.’