Plan to Light Up Brentford

Christmas lights being proposed for the High Street

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Brentford High Street may have some extra festive cheer this year due to plans to introduce Christmas lights along the High Street.

The idea is being promoted by the Brentford High Street Steering Group (BHSSG) which has been working for the past year to inject new life into our shopping area. Recent successes include local area committee support for a new car park and attracting the WedgeCard loyalty scheme to the area.

Brentford is the only town centre in the Borough that does not have Christmas lights. The lights run would run from Albany Parade along the High Street. How far they extend would depend on the amount of money raised.

Julia Quilliam of Quilliam's estate agents said, "It's now time that we lift spirits and encourage more trade in the holiday season with an impressive lighting display.
We don't have much time and we need to raise money to be able to acheive our goal. In the first year the cost will be most significant as we need to get the existing lamp posts adapted by the Council and purchase the lights. The Council have agreed to store the lights when not in use but we will need to find our own storage container."

BHSSG are approaching local business for sponsorship and inviting contributions including a container. Any help from would be very much appricated.

As part of the project BHSSG are looking to produce Christmas cards with scenes of Brentford which will be sold to raise money for the decorations and to also help a local charity, probably the Brentford Toy Library.

Julia added, "We would love to hear from anyone who might have any interesting photographs of winter/snow scenes of Brentford who would be happy to donate them to the project. Your name, as a way of thanks would be printed on the cards. We are also looking for local businesses/groups who would be willing to sell the cards."

Please contact Julia Quilliam at Quilliam Property Services 206 High Street. Tel 020 8847 4737.

September 13, 2007