Christ­mas lights ap­peal given £6,500 Com­mon Good boost

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

The Ar­broath Christ­mas lights ap­peal has been given a ma­jor boost.

Ar­broath and District Com­mu­nity Coun­cil re­cently launched an on­line fundraiser to raise £12,000 for the event. It has now been given more than half that sum fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion at an An­gus Coun­cil meet­ing.

Coun­cil­lors ap­proved £6,500 for the tra­di­tional dis­play, which will be paid through the Com­mon Good Fund.

The coun­cil pre­vi­ously said it was un­able to use its usual bud­get to pay for this year’s Christ­mas lights and hoped to share re­spon­si­bil­ity for such events with vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions.

A pro­gramme of events is planned to help raise the out­stand­ing sum.

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