Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) is very pleased to announce that EDF Energy will be the major sponsors of the 2018 Morecambe Sparkle at Christmas.
In 2016 Morecambe BID introduced seasonal lighting in the form of laser spaceflowers that lit up the dark skies at Christmas and New Year. They were extremely well accepted, after years of any illuminations being absent.
In 2017 BID extended the scheme to include permanent festoon lighting that has the secondary effect of brightening the streets at night, which is an added safety bonus. Additionally, the first Christmas light switch on and entertainment was held in the newly re-furbished New Town Square in the centre of Morecambe.
2018 promises to be better with more lighting schemes planned for installation later in the year.
John Munro, station director Heysham 2 power station, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Morecambe Sparkle in 2018.
“It is important to recognise the role that groups like BID play in rejuvenating areas such as the centre of Morecambe.
“The lights were really well received in 2017, and we are proud that we are supporting the town and the BID team in making the town sparkle for tourists and locals alike.”
John O’Neill, Morecambe BID Manager, added: “Many towns have illumination schemes and, with our close proximity to Blackpool, we want to make sure that ours differs from our neighbours’. Ironically, our chosen partner in the lighting schemes is Blackpool Illuminations. Their expertise in town festive lighting, plus all-weather installations, and close proximity makes them an obvious choice.”