Tree of light plan for Stamford at Christmas

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A TREE of lights will illuminate a town this Christmas.

Plans for new lighting displays in Stamford have been announced.

Stamford town councillor Mike Exton revealed that the traditional tree in Red Lion Square will be replaced by a tree of lights this year.

Coloured spotlights will light up trees in All Saints’ churchyard, giving a festive feel to the whole area.

The dangling displays on the Town Hall will by about 1.5m longer this year, and new coloured LED bulbs have been bought to adorn High Street.

The lights will be switched on at a ceremony on Friday, November 25.

Coun Exton said: ”We are hoping for a good reaction from the public.

“Councillor John Dawson also hopes to add lights to the Dawsons of Stamford building in Red Lion Square.”

The cost of this year’s illuminations will be about £17,000 but about £4,000 of that will go towards testing the new decorations and lights.

The council has signed a three year contract with the suppliers and lights will not need testing next year, so coun Exton hopes more bulbs can be bought.

Last year the illuminations cost about £14,000.