Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Christmas bizarre...

In their infinite cheapness Sutton council don't actually take down what passes for the Christmas lights in Worcester Park, they simply unplug them at the end of the festive period and leave them aloft the lamp posts to gather dust before sending a man in a cherry picker round in November to liven them up again.

(I wonder if the Mayor of Sutton leaves his Christmas tree in the corner of the room all year round and just plugs the lights in for two months of the year?)

Anyway, I digress. We may not have good Christmas lights, but at least we do have a touch of festive magic in the form of the Christmas Fair organised by the Worcester Park Traders' Association. Technically they call it an 'Open Night', but that sounds wrong (and just plain dull) so I'm sticking with 'Christmas Fair'.

Each year Central Road comes alive to the sound of fairground rides, the smell of chestnuts roasting (on an open fire etc) with an array of stalls, games and other attractions - all very festive and 'villagey' indeed.

This year's event takes place on Friday 30th November from 6pm. Father Christmas is going to be arriving in Worcester Park at 7.30pm (well, not if he gets caught in the A3 roundabout roadworks he isn't).

And a Merry Christmas to you all.