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What sort of Christmas lights do you want?

On 5 Dec 2008 at 5:27pm The Webmaster wrote:
Apparently there is someone who might take your ideas into account.
The Chamber of commerce have been given some cash fot NEXT years lights so they want to know what people want

You can email your ideas to the Lewes Chamber of Commerce secretary at
On 5 Dec 2008 at 9:07pm Zola wrote:
I would like to see strings of sparklies running across the Cliffe and the High Street,all the way up to the top of the town,stopping at the prison,or thereabouts.
I have seen them in Btn and they look lovely.....
Little lights at the sides and a great big star in the middle.All the way up.
I shall be writing to the people mentioned above and I suggest we all do too.
Thanks for posting the link Webby.
Come on folks,we deserve more lights!!
On 6 Dec 2008 at 6:09pm kitty cat wrote:
I agree with you zola. Hailsham have got lots of little coloured lighyts strung across the high street and beyond and it looks beautiful. Come on Lewes get with it and make our town something to be proud of x
On 6 Dec 2008 at 7:45pm frieball wrote:
i just hope the council do not put the same lights back up .
its a joke
On 6 Dec 2008 at 9:09pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I think you're all very common Anyone with a bit of class would know that understatement is the key. Lewes is an historic town, so the last thing we need is lots of garish, coloured lights. There's a house in Keere Street, on the right hand side as you go down, which has got it just right.

But seriously, in a town like Lewes, wouldn't it be better to have lights that look as candle-like as possible, so that we can create a setting that would be recognisable to one of our ancestors?

I can't see how lots of bright, colourful lights will create the Christmas spirit. I'd rather have carols, hot chestnuts and children with rickets hobbling around town. If you want someone to wander around shouting 'Bah, humbug!' I humbly volunteer my services.

As for you light fans, I'm told that Crawley have a nice display.

On 6 Dec 2008 at 10:49pm Mystic Mog wrote:
You say Council?? Choice if three which one, if any, do you refer to?
On 7 Dec 2008 at 9:35am sashimi wrote:
Mystic Mog, 'The' Council. If there's more than one let them sort it out among themselves. Why should we need to know about their turf wars?
On 7 Dec 2008 at 9:55am Damp Squib wrote:
There is no point in lights in Lewes really due to the abysmal shops and the ongoing parking problem.Shame really.....
On 7 Dec 2008 at 1:25pm lewes my a*** wrote:
One big light. the type a big bomb would make. It would greatly improve the place.
On 8 Dec 2008 at 8:31am sashimi wrote:
I'd heard that Tesco were paying £5k for the lights next year - and putting in a planning application to expand. I'm sure there's no connection.
On 8 Dec 2008 at 10:30am Mystic Mog wrote:
They have been trying to expand for ages and have been turned down by LDC. It is about the first thing Tescos have ever paid for to help the community. I doubt that the 2 are linked.
On 8 Dec 2008 at 3:35pm lord landport wrote:
5k tight buggers Morrisons have contributed heavly to the town so far and tesco's don't seem to care 5k is a drop in the ocean to them.
But heard a rumour they paid for the bridge on mayhew way to get the store in the first place.
On 8 Dec 2008 at 3:56pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
These businesses with their generous contributions - I assume they're tax deductible and, anyway, they only have to stick a penny on the chocolate biscuits to pay for them. Who paid for the enormous flood protection round Tescos? We did, I assume. And I suppose it cost more than £5,000 and reduced Tescos' insurance by...?
On 8 Dec 2008 at 4:23pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Tried to get Tesco to fork out something towards the Malling flood defences but to no avail. They also said that when the defences went in they would probably install a dug-in ring to stop trollies from being knicked (wheels would lock when they passed the boundary). However even this has not happened.
On 8 Dec 2008 at 4:30pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Well, thanks for trying at least Merlin.
On 8 Dec 2008 at 5:41pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Tescos paid for a new office block for the highways department, as the store's car park is on the site of the old one. It's now been sold off by the county council, who then had to rent some of it back for social services offices.
On 9 Dec 2008 at 10:13am Merlin Milner wrote:
It is this ESCC building that is used by developers to justify the height of potential nearby buildings for planning!
On 9 Dec 2008 at 7:18pm kitty cat wrote:
Thanks tescos for your wonderful donation towards our "wonderful" Xmas lights.Perhaps I am just a cat after all but can somebody PLEASE tell me WHY IS IT ALWAYS NEXT YEAR ???? When is next year going to get here xxx
On 9 Dec 2008 at 7:41pm kitty cat wrote:
Hi digga. Yes westfield in Hastings and yes we have had a look at their decs and practically every house in their village has been decorated and yes it is very sad but very pretty. Try Eastbourne (Langney) there is a house who decorates every year - in and out- but very good!!!!!!!! We cant decide who is saddest. Us who go and find the decs or the ones who put them up. I am quite sure somebody will tell me very soon xx

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