Despite restrictions and supply difficulties posed by COVID-19, our installer has been able to get Holmes Chapel looking lovely and festive in time for 1 December, for which we are very grateful. This year, our village lighting scheme also includes for the first time the Don Alberto building.
Further to comments received in the January survey, we have specifically ordered a taller tree - this year a Norwegian Spruce - which we hope you all enjoy in the run up to Christmas. Pictured below with the tree during installation are Paul Green, our lights installer, Cllr Mike Street, our Christmas co-ordinator and Mr Raymond Street, who kindly donates use of his man lift equipment each year to help us install the tree.
There are also lots of other fantastic displays of Christmas Lights around the village this year, with a trail organised by Dane Sound Radio "Holmes Chapel Lights Up"
We are also indebted to the various volunteer groups who came together as "Team Christmas Yarn". 14 ladies were recruited via social media, who along with the U3A knitters, have committed hours of careful work creating the fantastic display of angels, stockings, snowflakes and tree Cosies, as well as bollard covers and other items. The displays are bringing a lot of festive cheer to the Village centre.
Cllr Anita Armitt, team member, said "It's been a tough year for us all and being able to focus on doing this for our community has given us all a real boost, we have had some fabulous comments and smiles. Thank you so much to everyone involved- we couldn't have achieved this without you."
We hope you all enjoy the decorated Village this Christmas season.