This article was published on July 15, 2016 and information contained within may now be out of date.
Spilsby Town Council has voted not to go ahead with improvements to the Town’s Christmas Light Display, but will be replacing faulty footpath lighting.
At the Council’s Amenities Committee meeting on Wednesday evening the Council decided not to spend any extra money on improving the Town’s Christmas Lights display in a tight vote. The proposal, put forward by Councillor Wright would have provided for additional lighting displays and improving the current ones to improve their effectiveness, as well as making focal areas around the Franklin Statue and Market Place.
However, the Council resolved to not make the improvements this year by a margin of one vote.
Other business on the evening included the faulty footpath lighting at the side of the Franklin Hall – where one lamp is constantly the lit and the other does not work at all. The Council voted unanimously to replace these faulty footpath lights as soon as possible.
The Council also received a presentation on the benefits of supporting “Walkers are Welcome” in the town, which aims to promote the Town to walkers as a destination to visit and stay.
Additionally a working group was also established to look at potential improvements to the play area on the Ancaster Avenue playing fields, including setting up consultation with the public to find out what users of the facility and their parents would like to see there in the future.