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Lewes xmas lights

On 11 Dec 2009 at 6:55pm spongebob wrote:
Two weeks today until the big fellas arrives and not a sniff of festive lights in the high street.

Personally, i find this absolutely disgusting that this poxy town hasn't even bothered with the old sh1t lights let alone the new ones as promised

Anyone from LDC, LTC or any of the other pathetic groups care to comment ?
On 11 Dec 2009 at 7:53pm Curious. wrote:
I was in Haywards Heath the other day.In the precinct there were lights festooned everywhere..And in the High Street lights from one side of the road to the other,from the length and breadth of the road.Eastbourne has realy nice lights,my Mum said,and Uckfield probably has nice lights and I bet Horsha,m does too.
I came through Lewes last night and some shops have really made an effort.Good on them.But generally it is all a bit sad.
We are the County town of Sussex for Christs sake!
What does it take to have some lights festooned across the High Street and down in the Cliffe...It could look realy special couldn't it!
Who is in charge of ther decisions regarging lights.The Chamber of Commerce perhaps? Does anyone know?
And where are the promised Tesco lights they said they would provide?
On 11 Dec 2009 at 10:32pm Bongo wrote:
"And where are the promised Tesco lights they said they would provide?"
They'll probably be Tesco Value lights - blue and white! In a fetching stripey design :-)
On 12 Dec 2009 at 12:49am Dave wrote:
Who is it that does the lights in other towns?
Why don't they do it here?
If its the traders don't spend your money in their shops.
If its the town council write to them and complain.

Personally I think the Christmas trees look pathetic. those crappy light nets they threw over them look really lame and are a poor excuse for a festive encouragement to spend our money in Lewes.

What about getting the local primary school kids to make decent decorations every year with materials supplied by the members of the Chamber of Commerce? How hard can that be?

This issue has been going on for years lets get it sorted.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 8:09am Cliffebimbo wrote:
Spongebob, if LDC spent loads of money on xmas lights everyone would be having a go about their council tax and the wasteful council etc etc. They would be obliged to put lights up in Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford, as it is Lewes DISTRICT council after all. Personally I think the Chamber of Commerce should be responsible, along with the Town Council. Saying that, I like the lights that we have, we don't live in Blackpool after all.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 8:42am Count E Kerry wrote:
Maybe they did not put christmas lights up because of global warming!
On 12 Dec 2009 at 9:12am spongebob wrote:
But they haven't even put the existing lights up CB....we have nothing except what the shops have done. As mentioned earlier, every other tin pot town around us has superb lights.....Uckfield, Hailsham, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill etc etc.

Ok ok, so it may not be the most important thing in the world at present but don't you just think it reflects badly on our "we don't give a toss" council. It just seems to me they're sticking two fingers up at us whilst the top nobs charge us a fortune in council tax and sit there quaffing their chateux neurf de pap whilst enjoying their freebie trip to blois.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 12:24pm leaf wrote:
Im aware this is not going to be popular but, I think the town looks nice all of the shops have put their own lights up, with the lights on the trees it looks lovley. Dont you think multi coloured flashing holly leaves and santas are just a bit rubbish these days, less is more I say.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 1:18pm Bunter wrote:
I find Christmas lights very offensive to my disbelief.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 1:34pm spongebob wrote:
Leaf....that just about sums this town up. I bet, if indeed you have any xmas decs at home, that they're all colour co-ordinated and match your Laura Ashley furniture.

Bunter...move to Afghanistan.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 2:49pm Bunter wrote:
Spongebob - I didn't say I was a Muslim, I said I'm an unbeliever. Anyway, I see the old sour Spongebob is back.
On 12 Dec 2009 at 4:28pm leaf wrote:
squarepants you are so off the mark is funny, I live in the poorest part of town, I couldnt afford to shop in Laura Ashley if my life depended on it, yes I do have decs up, no there not co-ordinated as my 5 year old decorated the tree with all sorts of stuff, why dont you go live in vegas if its flashing crap you want to see.
On 13 Dec 2009 at 11:19am Lopster wrote:
quite right leaf, whatever is appropriate for your own resources and wants - I would suggest however that what is appropriate for the County Town is a more visual, traditional, illuminated look.
Perhaps we should look at ohers in our league and start some sort of frequent comparisons to see how we compare in Lewes...
I detect a new thread...
On 13 Dec 2009 at 11:35pm 40 something wrote:
I have to wear my sunglasses when I drive through Haywards Heath at night, the lights are so bright. It's really Christmassy here. Lewes was always crap at it. Can't believe the Rotary club still have that old Santa's sledge. I'm sure it's the same one they had when I was a kid. They had real reindeers here pulling Santa's sledge.
On 14 Dec 2009 at 4:29am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Yeah, real shame about the non lights. Surely it's usually the local chamber of commerce / traders association who organise the lights alongside town council ? Seems weird that a prosperous town like Lewes can't manage to get it sorted. And it would bea worthwhile investment as would attract more people to the town. It doesn't have to be tacky or garsih - just simple strings of white lights across the high street and cliffe would look lovely.

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