FILEY’S DECORATIVE LIGHTING SCHEME
Filey’s Decorative Lighting Scheme Working Party are working towards achieving a five year master plan to improve both permanent feature lighting and Christmas lighting in the town and are working in partnership with local community organisations, Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council to deliver an enhanced Decorating Lighting Scheme for Filey.
The plan is to both extend and improve upon the festive lighting, as well as to provide permanent decorative lighting features throughout Filey. This will promote evening walks around the town for both visitors and local people to enjoy.
What has been achieved so far?
In 2010/2011 the entire infrastructure was put in for an enhanced Christmas Lighting Scheme for a three year contract, this involved quite a lot of expense as anchor fixings, wayleaves to properties and outdoor sockets and timers had to be installed. Fixings for 6 across road displays and 6 motif column mounted displays plus lighting around the Filey Visitor Centre.
In 2011/2012 special ethereal lighting was installed to light up the trees down Cargate Hill with a grant from North Yorkshire County Council’s Area Committee and funding from other local groups and organisations.
In 2012/2013 special effects lighting was installed to light up the Filey War Memorial with assistance from the Filey Branch of the Royal British Legion
In 2013/2014 small Christmas trees above individual shops on Murray Street and John Street were added to the Christmas lighting programme with grant funding from Yorkshire Coast Homes plus additional artificial Christmas trees were placed above Boots the Chemist shop, a further large real Christmas tree was kindly supplied by Scarborough Borough Council opposite the Filey Bus Station.
In 2013/2014 lighting around the Filey Bandstand was provided in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council.
In 2015/2016 the Town Council has tendered for a three year contract for hiring and installing of Christmas lighting with designs being chosen by the group.
In addition to the above festive schemes Filey Town Council provide real Christmas trees and lighting for the Scarborough Road and Station Avenue roundabouts and a real Christmas tree plus lighting in the Memorial Gardens and on the Crescent.
The Filey Decorative Lighting Scheme Group continue to improve both permanent and festive lighting in Filey but this largely depends on funding available.