Council planning now for Christmas 2022

Council planning now for Christmas 2022

Huge crowds in Ballymoney for the Christmas Cavalcade and Christmas Lights switch on last year. WK47-006CR-BM

Lisa Gregg

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Lisa Gregg

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COMMUNITY groups across the Causeway Coast and Glens are to be consulted in relation to Christmas trees and festive lighting in their areas following a discussion of the Environmental Services Committee.

Members heard how in 2013 Ballymoney Borough Council replaced the entire town centre festive lighting display with new features and strings incorporating energy efficient LED bulbs to replace the older traditional incandescent lighting which was no longer fit for purpose, as well as upgrades to the electrical infrastructure.

The following year a similar exercise took place in Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart, Garvagh, Kilrea and Bushmills.

A report stated: “In the intervening years costs for the maintenance of these systems at these locations has increased as they suffer from the extremes of weather and general wear and tear.

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