Chamber team helps High Street prepare for VIP

Nick Acuna & Don Gray and Simon Lawrence & Tom Gray at work in the High Street this month.
Nick Acuna & Don Gray and Simon Lawrence & Tom Gray at work in the High Street this month.

Father Christmas is coming to Battle to switch on the Christmas lights on Saturday November 30.

Responsibility for guaranteeing the magic when the switch is flicked is in the hands of the usual stalwart team of volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the current month, they may be seen in all weathers at the weekends preparing decorations, stringing up lights and erecting the Christmas trees that make Battle so special over the festive season.

The Christmas lights are sponsored by many local shops and businesses, but they are expensive to maintain and contributions from residents are also welcomed.

Collection boxes can be found in several venues in town from the end of November until early January.

Alternatively, anyone who would like to support the lights more formally should phone 01424 775169 or e-mail: Christmas@battlechamber.org.uk