Chapel St Leonards parish council announces details of Christmas switch-on

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Chapel St Leonards Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Management team will be combining their efforts again this year to give the village a cracking start to Christmas.

The plans will culminate with the formal switch on of the lights at 6pm on Friday, December 14.

Children from the local primary school will lead the carol singing on the Village Green at the junction of Sea Road and South Road, Chapel St Leonards.

Father Christmas will also be popping along on the day.

“Christmas is a great time for friends and families,” said parish council chairman, Coun Patrick Naughton.

“This will be a marvellous opportunity for our community to get together and celebrate the start of Christmas.

“We had a great crowd last year and hope to get even more this time.”

The council has invested in additional Christmas lights to light up the centre of the village, and this year the traditional tree will be erected on the Village Green itself as the focal point for the community.

As last year, a competition for the best Christmas decorations is being held, with three separate categories up for grabs: best public house, best business and best resident

There is no charge for entry, and the best window or external Christmas display in each category will receive an award.

Entry forms are available from the Parish Office in Ancaster Avenue, from Chapel Primary School, or from the Neighbourhood Management office in Ingoldmells.

The judging will take place on Wednesday, December 12 with the winners being notified on the 13th.