Grant helps light up town

PUBLISHED: 16:01 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

CHRISTMAS is set to be illuminating for a town which has been allocated a grant to buy new festive lights. Baldock area committee has given £1,250 from the Baldock development discretionary funds for the purchasing of new Christmas street lighting panels.

CHRISTMAS is set to be illuminating for a town which has been allocated a grant to buy new festive lights.

Baldock area committee has given £1,250 from the Baldock development discretionary funds for the purchasing of new Christmas street lighting panels.

Baldock Rotary Club, responsible for this year's lights, originally submitted a grant request for £2,000 - half of the £4,000 estimated total cost - but this was denied.

Cllr Michael Weeks said: "We seem to be asked for more and more money every year and when I think what we can do with £2,000 elsewhere in the town then I find it difficult to agree with that figure."

The remaining £2,750 will be raised through internal fundraising at the rotary club.


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