25 November 2010
Shailesh Vara, Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire, will attend the Christmas lights switch-on at The Weir in Warboys on Saturday.

The lights are due to be switched on by the grandchildren of lifelong Warboys resident Mr Dickie Dyer in the presence of Father Christmas at what has been dubbed as his “first visit to Warboys in 2010”. Visitors will be treated to carol singing from the Ramsey Choral Society, with mince pies and mulled wine to mark the beginning of the festive season.

Mr Vara said:
“There is always a great community spirit at Christmas in Warboys and I am delighted to be attending the Christmas Lights switch-on. My congratulations to all those involved in the hard work of arranging this event and the volunteers who have worked to secure the excellent Christmas lighting for this year. I would also like to thank Mr Dyer’s grandchildren for switching on the lights.”

Cllr. Peter Bucknell, who represents the Warboys and Bury Ward on Huntingdonshire District Council, commented by saying: -

“Our Christmas Lighting Group – run entirely by volunteers - do a great job fundraising all year round for the benefit of the local and surrounding residents.

“I wish to thank Richard Stokes (Warboys Christmas Trees) for continuing to donate a huge Christmas tree at the Weir. When I travel through Warboys at Christmas time, it is with great pride to see so many happy people looking at the displays. Well done Warboys Christmas Lighting Group and I’m especially pleased that they are all low energy LED lighting, so environmentally conscious too!”

Mr Dyer added:
“I’ve lived in Warboys all my life and this year must be the very best with so many more lighting features. I’m pleased to support our Christmas Lights and so proud that my grandchildren have been invited to switch the lights on.”