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On 3 Dec 2015 at 1:26pm Taff wrote:
So here we are again, approaching Christmas festivities without seasonal street lights and decorations. The county town of East Sussex, the county town of Sussex and the effort is appalling.
Well done who ever is responsible.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 2:13pm trooper wrote:
@ Taff. There are two Xmas trees with some white lights on them, so I assume that is the sum total of our towns decorations.
The word pathetic comes to mind, but that really does not cover it.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 2:15pm Slarty wrote:
Uckfield looks rather nice this year with the decorations and lights up the high street.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 2:17pm Tractor wrote:
This is my favourite time of year to spot the people who complain about it but don't do anything to try and fix it.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 2:38pm Mary wrote:
Who would pay for the lights, one of Lewes' three councils, or commerce association of some kind? We've had good ones in the past. A shame as Lewes is a pretty town and shops could benefit. I don't know who pays for the lights in Kensington Gardens, Brighton, but they are great.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 3:27pm Horseman7 wrote:
I believe Kensington Gardens is BID, so special funding comes from that, mainly provided by the resident businesses. I'm not sure whether they receive a top-up from the local authority.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 5:54pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think the problem is that no-one's responsible for Christmas lights, so no-one does anything about it.
I think it's very sad. Rye is a smaller town, but has nice Christmas lights strung across the High Street, and even tiny Lindfield usually puts up nice decorations.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 6:17pm SHS wrote:
It's a question of priorities. Personally I would rather the money that the Council spent on a fancy website re-vamp (= more white space, less information) or on those colourful newsletters (= more recycling) be spent on some decent Christmas lights to cheer us all up and bring in some big-spending outsiders to the shops and pubs.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 6:19pm SHS (Not a High Street B wrote:
... and before anyone says that the business in the High Street should do more, don't they already shell out an arm and a leg in business rates? (Note 24-character Name limit just discovered).
On 3 Dec 2015 at 9:12pm Sailor wrote:
I we are getting new energy efficient lights in the Nevill Estate less than a year after getting new energy efficient lights in the Nevill estate. Happy Christmas.
Oh, I hate street lights because I think it should be dark at night.
I bet, if everyone in England saw the sky without light pollution on a new moon (no moon) we would turn the street lamps off at 11 ish. and back on at 5:30a.m. Therefor saving loads of electricity and being able to see the milky way. I bet less than 1% of English people have seen the Milky Way on a clear, moonless, night.
Someone do a campaign, please. We will get 10x more astronomers within 5 years.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 9:21pm Delyth wrote:
The money for our Christmas lights is being dropped on Syria in the form of bombs as we speak. Don't blame the council, blame the government and those who voted for them.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 10:35pm Taff wrote:
Clearly, as it took few responses to guide this off topic, residents don't give a s!?t about the efforts of Lewes Christmas spirit either? Councils or retailers. I should probably do well if I opened a humbug shop?
On 3 Dec 2015 at 11:45pm Council Tax Payer wrote:
The public authority that is actually charged with the responsibility to attract visitors to the area is the South Downs National Park Authority. They should be funding Christmas lights and stop pretending that the National Park is merely a quiet bit of rural Sussex.
On 4 Dec 2015 at 9:40am tobnac wrote:
I've got a decent idea for inexpensive, effective christmas lights. Who do I speak to about it? (too late for this year tho)
On 4 Dec 2015 at 12:31pm Taff wrote:
After some discussion over a beer last night, the conclusion was that Local Government and related officers thought that the new informative bus stop signs were actually part of Lewes Christmas Lights.
Whoever in, or out of the County Town itself, has responsibility, should hang their heads in shame, unless they wished to add to the diminishing of our traditions.
By comparison Uckfield will be up for City status soon. Well done to their lights. And their parking. And their shops.
On 4 Dec 2015 at 4:57pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think the Uckfield shops are a bit rubbish. You can't buy a ball of organic string anywhere in Uckfield.
On 4 Dec 2015 at 9:23pm The Old Mayor wrote:
No angora socks either !
On 6 Dec 2015 at 6:24pm Taff wrote:
Proper shops then!
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:44pm Belladonna wrote:
I love angora socks . And Mrs Twine needs her organic string

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