Chichester’s Christmas lights plan revealed

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
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SUMMER may just be coming to an end but plans for this year’s Chichester city-centre Christmas lights have already been revealed.

The Chichester City Partnership has unveiled its illumination plans – with additional streets being decorated for the first time.

After a year out of public view in 2010, this year’s lights look set to be bigger and better.

For the first time, they will extend to Crane Street, Cooper Street, St Martin’s and Little London and, in partnership with Hambrook Developments, lights are being restrung for the cathedral courtyard.

They will extend from the Cross, along West Street – filling in previous gaps in the middle of the street – along South Street to the railway line, up North Street as far as Northgate and along East Street as far as Eastgate Square.

This year will include 
St Pancras and The Hornet.

For 10 years, the council managed the lights but now they come under the remit of the Chichester City Centre Partnership.

The switch-on will take place on Saturday, November 24.