Christmas lights plea

Garstang Christmas Lights
Garstang Christmas Lights

Garstang’s Victorian Christmas Festival committee have issued a donations plea to avoid a High Street blackout.

The Christmas lights have been an annual fixture in the town centre for over 30 years , with the Victorian Festival attract spectators from across Lancashire .

But, with running costs around £12,000, committee members are seeking additional funds to make sure the spectacle does not fall out of reach of budget.

The committee, made up of local business members and volunteers, receive regular grants from Wyre Council, Garstang Town Council and local organisations to put towards costs.

But member Damian Carr said it was important to continually seek out further funding to avoid abandoning the lights, similar to other towns.

He said: “We require all the help we can to run the lights and we are always on the looking at avenues for funding.

“The lights are an important part of the town’s festive calendar and for the Garstang community during the darkest months of the year.

“They brighten up the High Street and are integral part of the Christmas Victorian Festival. We work hard to raise money but there are so many other worthy causes.”

This year’s Christmas Light’s Switch-On is on Monday November 25.

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