Decision details


Decision Maker: Leisure and Health Committee

Decision status: For Determination


The Committee was provided with information on the policy, supply and provision of Christmas decorations.


The current arrangements for Christmas decorations were for them to be provided in the four town centres of Beeston, Eastwood, Kimberley and Stapleford and, in 2020, a small number were provided at Gilthill adjacent to some businesses.


Discussions ensued around the costs to install and replace the decorations and explore options of handing responsibility for Christmas decorations to the Town Councils and recharge those in Beeston to the Special Expenses Fund. Another issue was that in 2020 the County Council clarified that a 5KN load test must be undertaken for all over carriageway fixings. It was reported that within the Borough, some anchorages failed a 4KN test and therefore no over carriageway decorations were provided in any location in 2020.


It had not been possible to prioritise replacement options during 2021 as this would had to involve negotiations and legal agreements with private building owners, probable structural works and additional expenditure beyond the available budget. Some Councillors felt the additional expenditure for Christmas decorations didn’t meet the priorities of the Council currently.


                        RESOLVED to:

1.    Continue with the previous arrangements for 2021

2.    Consult with Parish Councils on their views for future provision of Christmas Lights.

3.    Arrange a Task and Finish group to discuss options for future years.

Publication date: 15/09/2021

Date of decision: 15/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Leisure and Health Committee

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