Christmas decorations

Monday, 23 July 2018
Reference
2017122827000022
Category
Request Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Response Date
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Question

How much did you spend on Christmas decorations this year?

Please list how much you have spent for Christmas decorations for each year during the past 10 years.

Answer

The Council does not spend money on official Christmas decorations/lights or switch on events.  These are arranged and managed by the Stornoway Amenity Trust.  Council Members in the Stornoway Wards may opt to contribute to these via the Members Ward Priority Fund but this is discretionary.

We allow for Christmas lights in various wards to operate through the streelighting circuit, unfortunately we are unable to distinguish the costs of electricity used for these lights separately from that for the streetlighting.