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Christmas light switch-on – Aylesbury Town

Thursday 08 November 2012, 4:40pm

Thames Valley Police and Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership are working together to make the Aylesbury Christmas Light Switch On a fun and safe event.

The event will take place between 5.30-7.30pm on Thursday, 15 November at the Market Square along with a funfair at Kingsbury in Aylesbury.

The lights will be switched on 6.50pm and will be followed by a short firework display. The entertainment in Market Square will conclude at 7.30pm. There will be walking samba band playing in strategic locations in town until 8pm to help disperse the crowds. The funfair held in Kingsbury will run until 8.30pm.

Road closures will be in place from 4.30pm until 9pm at Market Square, Kingsbury and George Street in its entirety and High Street from the Hale Leys loading ramp toward Market Square.

The road closure for fireworks will take place from 6.50pm until 7.15pm at Walton Street from its junction with Great Western Street.

Ms Diana Fawcett from Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership said: “We are delighted to host the annual Christmas Lights Switch On event followed by Santa’s Parade on Sunday at 10.30am. It is a great opportunity for the local community to celebrate and shop in Aylesbury this Christmas".

Insp Kelly Glister from Aylesbury police station said: “The Christmas Lights Switch On in Aylesbury is a magical event for all the local community. There are a few things the police would ask you to keep in mind during this time.

“As you leave home, remember to leave a light on so that your house looks occupied while you are out.  Plan your car journey and parking so that you can walk into town in good time for the start of the event.  

“If you are taking children with you, write your phone number on their hand in case you become separated. Should you become separated, please go to the security area next to the stageto report this.”

ENDS/ALR

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(01865) 846699

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