Developer pays £11,000 to light up the town at Christmas

PUBLISHED: 05:24 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:05 24 May 2010

WESTON'S Christmas lights will shine at full strength this year thanks to a last minute cash offer. Organisers want new lighting displays in the Orchard Meadows area and Dolphin Square, but were having trouble raising cash. A last minute bright idea to se

WESTON'S Christmas lights will shine at full strength this year thanks to a last minute cash offer.Organisers want new lighting displays in the Orchard Meadows area and Dolphin Square, but were having trouble raising cash.A last minute bright idea to sell fund-raising sponsorship packages on ebay failed to take off, but it did grab the attention of Barratt Homes' chiefs who are filling the £11,000 black hole.Bristol division boss Barry Wood said: "We have built hundreds of homes in the Weston area over the last 10 years. "We thought it was about time we contributed something back and Christmas lights sounds like the perfect way.

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