Seacombe and Egremont Christmas Lights Switch-on took place on Friday, 10 November, with festive fun starting with a free community event in The Seacombe Family Hub.
Cllr Paul Stuart, Leader of Wirral Council, The Voice of Egremont, and staff at The Seacombe Family Hub, organised the event for local families, providing refreshments and activities, and welcomed children to meet Father Christmas. The event was followed by the official ‘Switch-on’ by Wirral Mayor, Cllr Jerry Williams, Dame Angela Eagle MP, and Council Leader, Cllr Paul Stuart.
This was an enormous addition to the previous festive display along King Street, with Christmas Lights running along Brighton Street and Church Road, down to Seacombe Ferry – providing over a mile of illuminations from Seacombe Ferry to Trafalgar Road.
Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Paul Stuart, said, “This would not have been possible without the support of Maria Kershaw, The Voice of Egremont and the generosity of businesses, sponsors, charities and most importantly, the community of Seacombe and Egremont.
“It’s reassuring to see local businesses and organisations coming together with the community. I was pleased that the Mayor of Wirral and Wallasey MP, Dame Angela Eagle, joined the community in supporting the fantastic effort that went in to deliver this event.
“A special thanks to Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service staff at Wallasey Fire Station for paying a special visit, allowing children to meet the crew and climb aboard their engine.”
Maria Kershaw, The Voice of Egremont, said, “I would like to thank all donors and supporters for their contributions to make this happen.
“West Wallasey Fleet Hire, Tyre guys, The Liver View, Cavalier Kitchens, Beryls, USA Car Wash, Rotary Club, Wallasey Lions, Brunton Shaw, Magenta Living, Wirral Advisory Board, Seacombe Family Hub, Stanlow Terminals Tranmere, Eureka! Science + Discovery, our fantastic Seacombe Ward Councillors, and the fundraising team at The Voice of Egremont.”
Jo Simpson, Seacombe Family Hub Manager, said, “It was encouraging to see so many families turn out for this event.
“We had over 200 people at the Family Hub for the event. Children enjoyed many activities and story time with Santa. It was a wonderful and memorable community event, bringing together the people of Seacombe and Egremont.”