Agenda item

Christmas Lights

To receive and consider the report of the Operations Manager.


The Committee received and considered the report of the Operations Manager regarding the need to tender for the Christmas Light contract to run from 2024-2027.


Members raised issues that they saw with the current contract, it was agreed that a Working party should be established in order for members to be involved in setting the specification for the tender and to review and award the tender.  The Town Clerk therefore suggested that this item be deferred and referred to the Christmas Lights Working Party once established after full Council.


A member pointed out that the Christmas Lights was a considerable expense to the council and was comparable in amount to the Youth Services Grant budget. Officers clarified that the current budget of £44,000 was per year and not spread across the three-year term.




1.      That, the report be noted and,

2.      That, a working party be established to work with Officers on the specification for the tender, and the awarding of the contract in 2024.



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