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THE long-awaited illumination of Chichester’s City Walls will take place in spring to mark the completion of their restoration.

The event had to be cancelled last September because of the threat of bad weather.

The walls at Westgate Fields will be lit up on Saturday, April 14, to mark the completion of the three-year restoration project by Chichester District Council.

City Walls project officer Andy Howard said: ‘We’re excited to be holding this event to celebrate the City Walls.

‘We were disappointed we had to postpone it last September and we hope as many people as possible can make the new date.’

There will be a lantern parade by schoolchildren and an enchanting atmosphere will be created in Bishop’s Palace Gardens which will also be illuminated and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic.

There will be music and small lights will be available at Westgate Fields for people to write messages.