Festive foul-up as Greenwich Council leaves Christmas lights on for a month

Festive foul-up - Nelson Road

Festive foul-up - Nelson Road

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IF YOU really do wish it could be Christmas every day, why not head to Greenwich town centre, where bungling council officers left the festive lights on for more than a month.

It may be February, but Nelson Road was still stuck in the festive period until late last week thanks to a mistake by Greenwich Council - which left rows of Christmas lights adorning the road, switching on in the evening.

When questioned by Twitter user Jobeba, the council responded: "Lights were programmed to go off Jan 6 so we're not sure why this didn't happen."

It is understood the lights have now been taken down.

A spokeswoman for Greenwich Council said: "Our usual practice is to switch off Christmas lights on January 6 then to take them down in the weeks after that.

"This year all the lights in Greenwich town centre have now been switched off and taken down.

"Two strings of lights had been switched on for longer than the others due to an error in their timing devices”.

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8:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

cookster says...

Perhaps there was money still to burn after the fireworks this year.
Perhaps there was money still to burn after the fireworks this year. cookster
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10:07pm Mon 10 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

At least Greenwich Borough got a festive Christmas season with lights, unlike some other Borough that needs no mention!
At least Greenwich Borough got a festive Christmas season with lights, unlike some other Borough that needs no mention! sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 2

12:27am Tue 11 Feb 14

danm5577 says...

Farnborough village still has there's up and on
Farnborough village still has there's up and on danm5577
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