Sunday, 4 December 2016

New Christmas Lights come to Standish

Cllr Debbie and George Fairhurst bring more
festive spirit to Standish.
When the Standish Independent Cllr George Fairhurst first got elected in 2004 he got local businesses involving in getting some Xmas spirit into the Village by getting little Xmas trees on their businesses premises. They were well received but things need to always move forward.

At the beginning of this year Cllr Gareth Fairhurst consulted people on having new lights brought into the Village on the lamp posts. He had seen these in other areas but wondered why the Council had not introduced them into Standish. He promised that if re-elected I would bring these to Standish.

As we know he was not re-elected but the Standish Cllr Debbie Fairhurst and George Fairhurst thought the idea was great and when the Tory Cllr would not pay for them they decided they would. So they have both contributed to paying for these and getting them into the Village.

Cllr Debbie Fairhust said, " We knew that Gareth had worked hard on this idea and when he was not elected we were not going to let Standish miss out and that is why Cllr George Fairhurst and I agreed that we would bring them in. We thought it would be yet another legacy for Gareth and also a great new addition to Standish.

People have responded positively and I am so glad that we have got them."

Cllr George Fairhurst said, " This was a great idea by Gareth and I know the people of Standish will appreciate them and also help us get a bit more into the festive spirit. I am so pleased that we have yet again brought some more cheer to Standish. Both Debbie and myself have purchased 8 and in future years we will purchase more to fill out the centre of Standish."
Gareth Fairhurst seeing his ideas light up.