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Clevedon set to shine this Christmas

£10,000 community grant fund helps light up the town

A £10,000 grant provided to the Clevedon Community Lights Group by National Grid is set to help make Clevedon’s Christmas celebrations the biggest and brightest in the town’s history.

The one-off grant, provided through National Grid’s Community Grant Fund, will help the group to improve the festive lights throughout the town. The funding will be used to project festive displays on the side of the Curzon Cinema, add giant snowflake lights to the town’s streets, and light up an entire stretch along St John’s Road, up Bellevue Road, and into Hill Road and Alexandra Road.

The whole team is incredibly excited to see Clevedon lit up.

Residents in Clevedon will be able to see the lights in all their glory from Thursday 10 November 2022, when they’ll be switched on.

National Grid’s Hinkley Connection Project has proudly supported Christmas celebrations throughout the area over the years. Last year, Portishead’s Christmas lights were made bigger and better than ever after funding helped finance the replacement and upgrade of 8km of cabling, over 5000 new low-energy LED light bulbs, safety training, and PPE for over 100 volunteers.

While in Winscombe, the team helped to keep the festive tradition of late-night Christmas shopping alive by supporting the necessary road closures.  

Steve Haskayne, Project Director on the Hinkley Connection Project, commented: “2022 has been a challenging year for many, that is why we’re continuing to support towns and villages along the Hinkley Connection Project route with their Christmas celebrations. The £10,000 grant, provided by the Community Grant Fund, will make a significant difference for the people of Clevedon.

“The Christmas lights help bring smiles to faces and give people a reason to come together during the holiday season. The whole team is incredibly excited to see Clevedon lit up and shining the brightest it has ever done.”