Funds for Christmas lights in Baldock

A MARKET town will get a touch of Christmas sparkle in the way of new lights thanks to a county councillor.

Councillor Michael Muir has allocated �2,000 of his locality budget to Baldock Rotary Club, to buy the materials they need to refurbish the Baldock lights in time for Christmas.

Baldock’s display of Christmas lights have been supplied by the Rotary Club for the past 30 years. But the lights themselves are old and use lots of energy.

The Rotary Club will replace the old light strings with low-cost LED lights, and refurbish up to 40 Christmas light panels.

The Christmas light will be switched on on November 24.

Councillor Muir said: “Baldock’s historic town centre, with its speciality shops, pubs, restaurants and regular markets, is a popular place for visitors, especially at Christmas. I am only too pleased to allocate some of my locality budget to ensure that the town shows itself off to advantage again this year.”