Christmas Comes Early To Chiswick

Lights will shine once again with a little help from local businesses

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The Christmas lights will shine once again in Chiswick this year, with a little help from local businesses.

Fuller’s, is the main sponsor of this year’s Christmas lights, with additional sponsorship being provided by Sam’s Brasserie and Bar and Ormrod Electric.

The Chiswick Christmas lights will be switched-on outside the George IV pub, on Chiswick High Road on Tuesday 27 November 2007, at 6.00pm. Children from local schools will also be present to mark the occasion with the singing of Christmas carols.

This year, Fuller’s will be sponsoring the main lights along Chiswick High Road (from Acton Lane to Chiswick Lane), with the council providing festive lighting in Turnham Green Terrace and Devonshire Road. Barley Mow Passage will also be lit up thanks to the help of nearby Sam’s Bar and Brasserie . For the first time, some of the lights will be provided free of charge by local firm Ormrod Electric and Capricorn Travel made a financial contribution towards the lights for Turnham Green Terrace.

The lights come on in a cascade from both ends of Chiswick High Road, meeting in front of the George IV pub. The car park in front of the pub will be closed for a few hours before the event to ensure public safety.

Richard Fuller, sales and personnel director of Fuller Smith & Turner, said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Chiswick Christmas lights again this year. The Christmas trees and lights we put up around the brewery are a real fixture in London’s Christmas celebrations and bring some extra festive cheer to residents and drivers in W4. We hope that the lights in the High Road will give a lot of pleasure to Chiswick’s Christmas shoppers.”

Sam Harrison of Sam’s Bar & Brasserie said, “We’re really pleased to brighten up Christmas in Chiswick by helping to extend this year’s lights into Barley Mow Passage. Hopefully this will encourage more people to shop in Chiswick this Chiristmas and support local retailers and businesses.”

Mike Ormrod of Ormrod Electrics said, “We’re really pleased to be supporting the Christmas lights this year and hope more local businesses will do so in future to keep this tradition going.”

Cllr Felicity Barwood, chair of Chiswick Area Committee, added, "Christmas is always an exciting time of the year, and the switch on of the lights heralds the start of the Christmas season.

"The great Switch On is a great event for parents and children and I hope that lots of people will turn out on the night to join in the fun."

November 22, 2007