Plans for ‘spectacular’ Christmas lighting display in Lewes

Lewes High Street Traders Association has been liaising with a major festive lighting company about plans to light up the historic town for this year’s festivities.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 1:49 pm

The proposed scheme will ‘encompass the main streets of the town centre and a spectacular ceiling of lights’ at the top of School Hill.

A spokesman for the council said: “For many years Lewes has bemoaned its lack of Christmas lights, but that situation could change!

“It is hoping to see the launch of a Christmas lighting display that will do it justice as the historic County Town of East Sussex.

Christmas late night shopping in Lewes. Picture: Peter Cripps

“Support has been pledged from town and district councils and other bodies, as well as the association’s members.

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“The scheme is ambitious, with many legalities and technical hurdles still to overcome, and will need the support of local businesses and residents alike if it is to become a reality.

“The plan is to implement the scheme over a period of time, and the speed of the roll out will depend on the level of support from the community as a whole.

“Watch out for further publicity giving opportunities for everyone to join in the campaign to light up Lewes!”

For more information, visit www.leweschristmaslights.co.uk or email [email protected]