WINNING LIGHTS TRANSFORM THE PARISH INTO A  ‘WINTER WONDERLAND’

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 WINNING LIGHTS TRANSFORM THE PARISH INTO A  ‘WINTER WONDERLAND’

Walmer Parish Council has completed its judging of the Christmas lights adorning homes throughout the Parish and is thrilled that once again Walmer residents have risen to occasion with big, bold and beautiful decorations around every corner.  Walmer Parish Councils Assistant Clerk, Sarah Plews stated “We are delighted to announce that first prize has been won, once again by The Fuller Family of Newlands Drive.  Judges described the traditional nativity scene as “bringing home the true meaning of Christmas. The property itself appears like a Gingerbread house with a hint of Willy Wonka!!”

The Children’s choice category was judged by Tegan Perry, winner of the 2016 Walmer in Bloom poster competition and goes, once again, to Basset House in Hawksdown, with pretty shooting stars, a true Christmas delight!

Business Category Winner is Wale & Sons, this year with a variety of Christmas characters including a huge Rudolf and Santa on his sleigh!

Runners up in the Competition included 16 Palmerstone Avenue who impressed the judges with a colourful and thoughtful display of magical delights.  The Dixon Family of

Dover Road, who have created an extravagant display of a multitude of lights.  The family are collecting money for a Charity called ‘Holding On, Letting Go’, which

supports bereaved children, who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives. So we encourage everyone to visit, enjoy the display and make a donation to

this excellent cause.

The Award for Community Effort goes to Kennedy Drive, where nearly the whole cul-de-sac is lit up. Cllr Marguerite Beard Gould, one of the judges, considered it ‘a true

Winter Wonderland showing fantastic Community Spirit’ Kennedy Drive spokesman, Simon Chapman said, “It’s all done in good fun! Our display has grown from just one

resident displaying lights, to nearly all of us!! We all secretly enjoy the challenge!!”

Councillors also selected ‘A Special Mention’, community effort award for Ardent Avenue for their very pretty, sophisticated displays.