Up go the lights!

Well we haven’t got around to saying ‘boo’ to a ghost – let alone ‘oooooooh’ to a firework display, but work to erect Bath and North East Somerset’s Christmas Lights will be getting underway next week.

The council’s contractors will be installing the lights in Bath City Centre, Combe Down, Larkhall, Weston, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Radstock between Monday 14 and Friday 18 October.

Councillor Tim Ball, B&NES cabinet member for Housing, Planning and Economic Development, said: “The run up to Christmas is an important time for local traders and we need to ensure the lights are put up in good time so the work doesn’t impact other events, such as Bath’s Christmas Market.

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A previous Christmas Market

“Our contractors need to schedule the work alongside other communities across the country, but will be keeping disruption to a minimum by working in the evenings.”

Blachere Illuminations UK Ltd, the world’s largest festive lighting company, will use hundreds of metres of cable and tens of thousands of power-saving LED lights on lamp columns and cross-street displays to illuminate the district.

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Bath’s Christmas lights 2015

This year the festive illuminations in Bath have been extended to include displays on lamp-columns in Moorland Road.

For your information:

Bath & North East Somerset Council provides the majority of Christmas lights in the following locations:

Bath City Centre: Milsom Street, Burton Street, Union Street, Stall Street, Southgate Street, Moorland Road, Abbeygate Street, Abbey Street, Bath Street, Church Street, North Parade Passage, York Street, Argyle Street, Bridge Street, Cheap Street, Green Street, High Street, New Bond Street, Northgate Street, Northumberland Place, Orange Grove, Sawclose, Walcot Street, Westgate Street

Combe Down: The Avenue, Church Road

Larkhall: St Saviour’s Road, Brookleaze Buildings

Moorland Road:  Moorland Road, Shafesbury Road, Herbert Road (corner), Livingstone Road (corner)

Weston: High Street

Keynsham: Station Road, High Street, Bath Hill, Temple Street

Midsomer Norton: High Street, Silver Street

Radstock:  Market Place, Somervale Road, Fortescue Road, The Street, Wells Road, Frome Road