We seem to of done something right in the last few years, and continually exceeded peoples expectations of what our little ‘amateur’ voluntary group can do, Fantastic, But that makes it really difficult to keep being better!
Colossal amounts of work by just a few local people make Melksham the brightest town around, every single person who works on the lights is a volunteer even the professional businesses you may see helping, meaning every single penny donated to us is spent on making our lights bigger and better each year.
Last year saw an insane number of people fill the market place on a superb yet windy Winters day, taking advantage of our first full road closure the entire Market Place was filled with people from our sponsor Kingstons Estate Agents all the way up to King Street and Spa Road, how many people? - Who knows!
With a fantastic turn out, a fantastic line up on the stage including local children from Stagecoach and the lovely Decibelles girls we have had the best feedback ever on the Switch on itself. Not with out controversy we removed the Carol service part of the ceremony due to a late booking by them, and very tight time constraints for what is only a few hours.
We plan to make 2016 even bigger, even better, and with a recent successful grant from the Area Board we also plan to start work in September on improving the lower end of Town, hopefully bringing the old areas back to life on Old and New Broughton Roads.
We hope you enjoy the lights, give us your feedback - there are many more photos on our Facebook page which will eventually find there way to this site.
Take a look around, tell us what you think, your ideas, and help us spread the word - together we can make NEXT year the best ever!