Christmas lights may get a boost in 2017

More money could be spent next year on Uckfield’s Christmas

The town council is mulling upping its spend from an estimated £11,170 this year to £13,000 in 2017.

The possible increase was reported to last night’s meeting (November 28) of the council’s general purposes committee.

The rise is, however, not definite.

The council’s budget-setting process for the next financial year still has some way to run with the council tax not being fixed until January, when budgets are finally agreed.

Work on putting up this year’s lights is still going on.

The council issued a statement via Facebook yesterday which said:

“Just to reassure you all, work on the Christmas lights is not yet complete.

“Scaffolding and other technical issues held up works on a couple of areas last week.

“Works will continue this week, hopefully before the town’s late night shopping event on Friday, December 2.”


Christmas lights from a previous year in Uckfield.

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