Village’s first festive lights display ‘for decades’ is planned

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 November 2017

Brampton will have a Christmas lights display this year. Picture: BRAMPTON EVENTS GROUP

Brampton will have a Christmas lights display this year. Picture: BRAMPTON EVENTS GROUP


A community group has joined together with local businesses to create a little festive sparkle this year.

Brampton Events Group will be lighting up nine trees on the village green, with all the lights having been paid for by pledges from local businesses.

It is believed to be the first time in decades that the village will have a dedicated lights display.

Tina Sacks, chairman of Brampton Events Group, said: “The village has not had festive lights for over 45 years so we are delighted to be able to change this. We have been overwhelmed by the response so far, we had aimed to light six trees and due to our fabulous local business, we are going to light up many more.” The lights will be switched on Sunday, November 26, at 4.30pm. The switch-on event will see the community coming together on the village green with Brampton and Wyton military wives choir singing along with Brampton School choir.

The Women’s Institute 
will be serving mince pies and hot chocolate, Brampton Village Primary School will be serving hot dogs and mulled wine, Days Butchers serving a hog roast and Brampton Brownies serving cakes and drinks.

The event has been supported by Highways England’s A14 integrated delivery team, which is putting the lights in the trees on the village green.

“With so much development work being undertaken in around the village we felt it was really important to support this community event and spread some festive cheer,” said Vhari Russell, founder of the Food Marketing Expert and Brampton resident.

More news stories

The Rotary Club of St Ives had a busy time at the town’s corn exchange on Saturday, giving free blood pressure details to anyone who wanted to check their readings.

A leading naturalist and author has been honoured for his work in promoting conservation in South Georgia.


Memories of wartime London have come flooding back for Bernice Westley who lived through bombing raids on the capital - including attacks by Hitler’s flying bomb and rocket vengeance weapons.

The percentage of children who were offered a place at their first preference primary school in Cambridgeshire has increased, according to the county council.


The St Ives lettings agency is registered with the industry regulator, and provides a personal, reliable and friendly service

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter