New Christmas lights for towns across the Borough

Coleraine Borough Council workers in Portstewart putting up the new Christmas lights. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.
Coleraine Borough Council workers in Portstewart putting up the new Christmas lights. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Coleraine is set to glow like never before over the festive period with Coleraine Borough Council’s ‘Festive Lighting Scheme for Winter 2014’.

Towns in the Borough, including Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart, Garvagh and Kilrea will receive new Christmas Lights in time for the main switch on, 28th November this year.

Speaking about the new lighting strategy Mayor of Coleraine, Councillor George Duddy commented; “Christmas is a special time for families and communities to come together.

“I hope everyone will come and enjoy the ‘Big Christmas Light Switch On’ celebrations throughout the Borough.

“This year will be a special year being the first year the new Christmas Lights will be installed. I’d like to thank Ballymoney Borough Council for their advice and support. Having successfully upgraded their own lighting last year, Coleraine Borough Council was inspired by the fantastic impact the upgrade had for both residents and retailers.

“This upgrade will not only enhance the reputation of the Borough, but will provide lower running costs and less ongoing maintenance costs. The new lighting displays are all powered by LED light technology which reduces electricity consumption and bulb replacement costs complying with Council’s Energy Management Strategy.

“The new lights are aimed at enhancing everyone’s Christmas experience in the Borough. New lighting motifs and banners along the pedestrian walkway at the Bann Bridge have been installed to connect both sides of the River Bann. This will provide residents and visitors the opportunity to take a stroll throughout the town centre and across the river while enjoying the new lighting experience.

“I’d like to thank everyone who assisted with the project and finally, ask everyone to come and enjoy our new festive lights and have a great Christmas season.”

Coleraine Borough Council’s ‘Festive Lighting Scheme for Winter 2014’ has been applied to the following areas: Coleraine: Abbey Street, Bell House Lane, Bridge Street, Church Street, Kingsgate Street, Lodge Road, Long Commons, New Row, Park Street, Queen Street, Railway Road, Stone Row, Society Street, Waterside. Portrush: Eglinton Street/Town Hall, Kerr Street, Main Street. Portstewart: The Crescent, The Diamond, The Promenade. Garvagh: Main Street above and below main junction. Kilrea: Church Street, Maghera Street, Coleraine Street, Bridge Street.

For more information on Coleraine Borough Council’s ‘Festive Lighting Scheme for Winter 2014’, please visit Council’s website on www.colerainebc.gov.uk.