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Christmas Lights in Clanfield

  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 28th November 2017
  • Categories: Blog, Clanfield

Christmas Lights in Clanfield

Clanfield will have a little bit more sparkle this year as Christmas trees, bedecked by lights, will be on show outside the shops in Drift Road and Green Lane.  Clanfield Online, with the generous support of Councillor Nigel Wren, is funding and providing the volunteer support to erect 5 Christmas trees and bring a touch of magic to the village this December.

Christmas trees in the village have been at the top of the website’s wish-list for some time and this year it was decided we should just go for it. During the spring, in a project led by local greengrocer Nigel Hadwen, Clanfield Online purchased large wooden planters and filled them with brightly coloured flowers: Nigel and his team are planning to plant the Christmas trees in these containers and light them up during December. Just a handful of illuminated trees to cast some light on our village shops and spread that Christmassy feeling – however, next year it is hoped to have more trees and more lights in the village.  In January we will again plant up the containers with plants to welcome in the spring.

Why should we bother to do this?  Well, visit any village or town centre in the next month and you will find trees, lights and decorations that supports their community and spreads a feeling of well-being over the festive season. And it is not just about Christmas in Clanfield.  Villagers are being given the chance to comment on plans, drawn up by Hampshire County Council and East Hants District Council, that propose an upgrade to the landscaping of Clanfield, including the shopping areas.  Don’t forget to visit and ‘have your say’ at the Clanfield Exhibition between 5.30 – 8.00pm on Monday 4 December at St James’s Church Hall, South Lane, Clanfield PO8 0RA.

We need your feedback!  What do you think of the new planters, flowerbed and the grassy roundabout areas?  Website volunteers undertake litter picking throughout the village every month – have you noticedMost importantly, once the Christmas trees are planted and lit up, we need your thoughts and comments.  Please share on social media or email us at




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