£7000 for Christmas lights in Fife town

Plans for ‘Fayre In The Square to add to festive celebrations

The project will cost £5,250 to install and remove lights, and £1,800 for safety testing.

The switch-on event will happen in November and aims to improve local amenity during the festive period.

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The lights will hopefully accompany a Christmas fair- Fayre in the Square -which saw 20,00 people attend over three days last year.

The report presented to the committee today, states: “This project will make an impact on civic pride in the area whilst supporting the local economy. The current crisis has badly affected High streets across the country , while

this project will not solve the underlying issues that surround the future direction of these retail spaces , it does appreciably add to the amenity of the area over the festive period.”

Cllr Ken Caldwell, convener of the committee said: “I think it’s important that we support activity in our town centres as much as we can in this extremely difficult year.”

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Cllr Alistair Suttie said: ” I fully support this and the lights do make a tremendous difference in Leven and now we are building on other events such as the Christmas Fair it would be a bit silly to not have the lights.”

Hannah Brown , Local Democracy Reporting Service