New Christmas lights selected

Alderley Edge Parish Council recently carried out a survey to find out which new Christmas lights local residents and businesses would prefer in the village.

They presented three different options for column decorations and were delighted that 148 residents completed the survey and gave them their views.

To confirm the results which were as follows:

Option 1 (Star Blizzard) received just 10% of the first preference votes (3rd place)

Option 2 (Star Turn) received 33% of the first preference votes (2nd place)

Option 3 (Star Delight) received 57% of the first preference votes (1st place)

Councillor Craig Browne said "Having received over half of the first preference votes, Option 3 (Star Delight) was therefore the clear winner and an order has now been placed for this decoration to be installed on the fourteen lamp columns on London Road, from Piccolino's to Coggles in time for this year's Christmas Lights Switch-On event which will take place on Thursday 21st November.

"The Parish Council have carried out a tender exercise to obtain the best price for the column decorations, which we will have for the next three years (although they will be taken down each January and stored securely until the following November). In order to allow us more time to fundraise, we have taken the decision to delay the replacement of the tree lights until next year."

Alderley Edge Christmas Lights


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

David Fairbotham
Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 5:00 pm
Not before time, considering the general wealth, affluence and status of Alderley Edge and surrounding area, our Christmas lights have for too long been "out shone" by those of neighbouring Wilmslow, Poynton etc. It's a pity that bureaucracy will holds things up for another year.
Kelvin Briggs
Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 2:42 pm
We can all support the Parish Council fundraising effort by shopping at Waitrose during October and placing a green token in the ‘Community Matters’’ box.
The collection box text reads the money will go towards new Christmas tree lights and replacing lights along London Road.

The new 14 mast columns will cost approx £5000 to purchase, £5000
for the infrastructure on the columns and then there is an annual installation, removal and storage cost of £1,700