Published Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 11:04
This Christmas, Blackburn is promoting a much greener holiday with the help of 160 solar powered Christmas trees decorating the town.
To save energy and improve sustainability, the Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) have invested £10,000 in solar powered Christmas trees on lampposts across Blackburn to help light up the town. The BID also received a £1,000 contribution for the solar trees from Blackburn Chamber of Trade.
Manager of the BID, Harriet Roberts said:
We wanted to add to the town’s Christmas decorations and the use of solar powered lights is a unique idea which promotes a greener environment and more sustainable town. The trees can be positioned in locations where it is not possible to use normal electricity and have created a new look top the town centre with key location such as Darwen Street, Northgate and Cathedral Square now benefiting from more Christmas lights.
We are grateful to the additional support from the Blackburn Chamber of Trade and the partnership of Blackburn with Darwen Council who have positioned the trees across the town.”
Tony Duckworth, the president of Blackburn Chamber of Trade said:
The Christmas lights are an integral part of the festivities in Blackburn and bring a lot of joy to locals and visitors each year. We wanted to help to continue that tradition and with such a distinctive idea, we’re more than happy to have helped”.
The Christmas trees were lit up on Saturday 26th November at the BIG Lights Switch On and will continue to bring a brighter look to Christmas in Blackburn for years to come.
For more information about the events and activities this Christmas in Blackburn, visit http://blackburnchristmas.com/