Boston to get new environmentally-friendly Christmas lights

Possible Christmas lights for Belper
Possible Christmas lights for Belper

ENVIRONMENTALLY-friendly Christmas lights are to be installed in Boston this festive season.

Boston Borough Council has opted for the new LED lights in a bid to meet environmental targets.

The authority has put aside £25,000 to fund the lights, with the rest of the money – £10,000 – coming from Boston Business Improvement District (BID).

“We are working hard to try to make the town as vibrant and festive as it can be this Christmas for the benefit of all.” said Coun Derek Richmond, portfolio holder for town centre development and management.

“We are delighted to be working alongside Festive Lighting and Boston BID to bring a new and cost-effective look to Boston’s Christmas lights this year.”

The modern lights will replace old ones which have illuminated the town for more than 40 years. They will also use 75 per cent less electricity. Most of the new lights will be white, with a few coloured ones scattered around the town.

A provisional date for the switch-on is Thursday, November 24.

l The council would like to hear from traditional stall holders for the Christmas market. Contact the council on 01205 311112.