For Christmas fans like us, this would be a dream come true!
Rochdale’s town council has decided to start putting up the annual Christmas Lights this week. Citing budget reasons;
“We are currently undertaking a major project to replace old street lighting and are installing the festive displays too, which is more cost effective than having separate crews working at the same time” said Rochdale council’s executive director John Patterson.
Some people think it’s sensible, while others are humbugging the idea. Although, given past patterns, I suspect there’s simply someone on the council that’s as big a Christmas Fan as we are;
Rochdale council has a history of getting into the Christmas spirit early.
In 2009, it defended its decision to put up lights in Milnrow in August by claiming they would be used to mark festivals of other faiths.
Last year, it began installing displays in mid-September, saying the job took eight weeks and it had to start early in time for the ‘big switch-on’.
I, personally, would probably be OK with lights being up in my town Year-Round, but understandable to only turn them on in the Holiday Season, like November/December.
How early do you usually put up your lights?
Talk about this story on the All Things Christmas Forum. Thanks to The Mole for posting it!