On Friday 25 November 2022 at 5pm the Town Mayor, Cllr Leeroy Scott, switched on the Christmas lights at the top of Chalet Hill which are provided by Whitehill Town Council.
The Christmas trees situated in the planters at either end of the town were also turned on, as well as the Christmas Stag located outside the SiGNAL Village on Camp Road.
Cllr Scott said: “I’m so excited to welcome you all here tonight, either in person or watching online. Last year’s lights display were a real success and so we wanted to mark the beginning of the Christmas period again, with our new town tradition of our Christmas lights switch on.”
Leader of the Council, Cllr Andy Tree said: “We as a town council continue to keep the promise we made for Whitehill & Bordon to have Christmas lights, following town council election of 2019. We started small with this in 2020 and put up more in 2021, including along Chalet Hill and the lit-up Christmas Stag located outside on Camp Road, near Kildare Road. Thank you to our officers for organising putting them up and the switch on event.”
Cllr Scott went on to say: “We realise that times are hard and people are struggling this year and you could help to support one of my chosen two charities which are the Bordon Food Bank and Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund.”
“If you would like to help these charities in some way and you have some spare money, The Bordon Food Bank is asking for Tesco vouchers in preference of food donations, please give these to Sian Manning at Community Trust – they would appreciate your donation, however small “Every little helps!”
The Mayor is also holding a Charity Dinner to raise money for these causes.
The switch on was livestreamed via the Town Council Facebook page and is able to be watched back: https://fb.watch/h4fP3wHERh/