Streets set to sparkle

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:49 10 June 2010

BUSINESSES in Exmouth have been urged to dig deep into their pockets and contribute to this Christmas's festive decorations. Every year it costs thousands to erect the lights - and Simon Wood, secretary to the town's Chamber of Trade and Commerce, has ma

BUSINESSES in Exmouth have been urged to dig deep into their pockets and contribute to this Christmas's festive decorations. Every year it costs thousands to erect the lights - and Simon Wood, secretary to the town's Chamber of Trade and Commerce, has mail shot local companies urging them to contribute.He said that, regardless of whether you are a retailer, manufacturer, service organisation or property owner, everybody benefited from Exmouth projecting a 'positive vibrant image'."By pulling together we can ensure this is achieved," he said. "Christmas illuminations give that festive sparkle to the town during the Christmas period, but they are costly to provide, erect and maintain."Mr Wood said that an average of £60 was needed from smaller businesses and 'substantially more' from larger organisations.But he added that he appreciated that this level may not be possible for some very small businesses."Funding each year is primarily from contributions from the town and it is only with their continued generous support can we hope to continue to show Exmouth at its best at Christmas time."We are again grateful for the unequivocal support of our town council and the continuation of their generous contribution towards the erection costs.

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