Howard Shields from the Blackheath Society and Councillor Amanda de Ryk spoke to the Assembly.
It was advised that money needs to be raised to update and improve the Village Christmas lights as they were disappointing last year. The councillors have given some of their discretionary funding for new bulbs. It is felt that lights give a real boost to the village for residents and traders.
It’s great to have minuted meetings and local assemblies, so that the public can see what’s going on, but if there are no action points and outcomes as a result of the assembly meetings, one wonders what’s the point?
An electrician brought in now could surely fix these. The assembly has £15,000 a year to spend per ward.
A spot of googling finds many companies willing to supply external festoons.
Surely one of our councillors should have been able to make this happen.