The Christmas lights across Northwood and Northwood Hills have been switched on, much to the delight of the community.
The Northwood Residents’ Association organised the lights on Green Lane and the High Street with the help of a Hillingdon Borough Council grant, while the Northwood Hills Residents’ Association held a virtual switch on event on November 14.
The live virtual switch on featured Mayor of Hillingdon, councillor Teji Barnes, jokingly turning on the lights from her home by pushing down on a bottle of hand sanitiser.
In the video, she said: “I hope you all have a wonderful time during Christmas. It’s been a trying year for all of us, but that shouldn’t stop you having a wonderful celebration.”
There was also a special message from Northwood’s Father Christmas.
Speaking about the Northwood lights on Green Lane and the High Street, a spokesperson for the Northwood Resident’s Association said: “We hope you agree that they add a welcome sparkle to our shopping areas in these gloomy times.
“It’s good to see that some business owners have already dressed their windows in festive style, even though they cannot open at present – thank you!
“Thanks also to Robsons for sponsoring the Christmas tree this year. The lights are organised by the NRA and funded with a council grant. Enjoy!”
To watch the virtual event, go to facebook.com/leo.mindel/videos/10159063815556202/
The photo featured is from the Northwood Hills light switch on last year.