Agreement with contractors reached: Let there be lights


The lights along Brackley High Street in 2022

A resolution has been reached meaning Christmas lights will now appear in Brackley High Street trees

Missing parts of the Christmas lights display in Brackley High Street will appear before Christmas.   Negotiations with the town council’s contractors have found a way forward.

When the town’s lights were switched on at the end of November the display was much smaller than in previous years.   Despite an expanded event, which included a Christmas Market alongside the popular Lantern Parade, people took to social media to express their disappointment at the lack of lights in the larger trees along the High Street.

At the time a spokesperson for the Council blamed a supplier who had let them down.   They said: “Preparations from the Brackley Town Council team began in February 2023 and we are extremely sad, frustrated and disappointed in the service we have received for this year’s installation.”

Since then the Council has been negotiating a way forward with the Christmas light contractors and has now found a resolution.   Work will now begin to dress some of the trees on the High Street and its hoped these will be switched on in time for Brackley’s Christmas Tractor Run this Sunday.

In a statement the Council said: “We were left in a difficult position with only 24 hours’ notice from the contractors, and felt incredibly frustrated that the trees would not be dressed before our light switch on event.   However, we have worked hard to reach a solution with them and would like to thank everyone for their offers of help.”

Brackley’s current Christmas lights installation was first used in 2016.  

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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