Town Christmas lights not only look different this year,
there are more of them and they are energy efficient. The
new white LED lights were officially switched on on Saturday
after an afternoon of entertainment focused in and around
the Market House and High Street. There was some beautiful
singing from The Voice Squad, lively carols from Ross Town
Band and Steve Turner was rolling out some old favourites
on his barrel organ whilst raising money for Macmillan.
traders than usual have helped to light up Ross this year
and the Marches Energy Agency were around to talk to people
about how they can be more energy efficient and do their
bit for the environment. Students from Aston University
took along a special guest to the event, in the form of
Rudolph, the LED-nosed reindeer. 'Rudolph' was attached
to a bicycle and lots of local children enjoyed pedalling
the cycle to make his nose light up.
Town Council ran a competition for local children, inviting
them to write in with ideas on how to make the town more
energy efficient. The winner of the competition was presented
with a prize by Ross Town Mayor, Councillor John Edwards
was good to see so many residents turn up for the switch
on of the lights, and despite the fact that it began to
rain at the crucial moment, everybody enjoyed the event.
is another special Ross Christmas Shopping Day this coming
Sunday which has been organized by the Association of Ross
Traders. There will be lots of entertainment, activities
and charity stalls at Ross Market House as well as a chance
to take part in a draw to win £1,000 in cash.