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Full steam ahead! Christmas lights volunteers get to work

AFTER a long delay due to the Market Place redevelopment, work has finally begun on Melksham’s Christmas lights display.

Volunteers, led by Paul Weymouth,  are busy climbing ladders and dressing the buildings in the Market Place with festive lights in a bid to put on another spectacular show ready for the switch-on celebrations on Saturday 2nd December.

“Its all happening. We have finally been able to access the Market Place, and have started work on the infrastructure for this year’s display,” said Paul on the Melksham Christmas Lights Facebook page.

Because of the delay in accessing the Market Place because of the building works, it was announced in September that this year’s display may have to be scaled back compared to previous years.

However, Paul and his team have pledged that   the community will still have something to look forward to. “We cant promise anything, but we will work as hard as we can to make it something special!”

In support of the team, members of the community have been posting messages of encouragement on the group’s Facebook page. Elaine Gardiner said, “Melksham is right behind you and we know everything you manage this year with the difficult situation you have been in will still be wonderful as always. Thank you all.”

In agreement, cllr Michael Sankey said, “All credit to you for persevering despite the delay in being able to start. I am sure we will all be grateful for and pleasantly surprised by what you provide this year.”

“Great news, well done, look forward to seeing them – thank you all for your hard work,” added Sally Cox.

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