March Christmas lights switch-on was delightful event - but reader thinks Saturday event would be better

ONCE again, we have had a most successful evening for the turning-on of the Christmas Lights.

To start with, the weather was on our side – it was certainly cold, but no rain.

The evening could not be a success without the people of March and surrounding areas turning out in large numbers. We certainly had a magnificent crowd and it was wonderful to see.

Also, without the help of all the folk behind the scenes, nothing would be possible. I would like to say a big thank-you to Sue and Mick Beer, Robert Peachey and James Tebbitt who have worked tirelessly to repair and erect the lights, March Rotary Club, March Lions Club, 1220 March Air Cadets, March Golf Club, Monkeys Uncle (for providing the music) and John Whitehead (our Master of Ceremonies).

Also, thank you to Seafield Logistics, Ridgeons, Andre Whitby, March Town Council, Fenland District Council, March Police, The Red Cross, The Oliver Cromwell Hotel, The Middle Level Watermans Club (for the illuminated boats on the river), the Christmas Lights Committee who meet every month throughout the year to organise this annual event.

Last, but by no means least, thanks to Santa, his elves and Dave “Boy” Green for visiting March to perform the switch-on ceremony.

Thank you all again for turning out on such a chilly night and making this a memorable event.

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CLLR BERNARD KEANE

Chairman

March Christmas Lights Committee

I THINK that it would be better for the Chistmas lights to be switched on in March on a weekend rather than the traditional time of Friday at 7pm.

I say this because of the difficulty I found coming back from work in Huntingdon to March between 5pm and 6pm on Friday night.

I car share with my brother who also works in Huntingdon and lives in March and the traffic was moving very slowly as we approached March.

Surely switching on the town’s lights must be more appropriate on a weekend than on a Friday night, thus easing the traffic congestion that we found.

STEPHEN COURT

Via e-mail

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