Loftus Town Council is aware that there have been a lot of negative comments about Christmas Lights in Loftus, particularly the tree next to Loftus Town Hall, even though there were more publicly provided lights in Loftus in 2016 than ever before. The Council is therefore once again asking the public for its preferences on Christmas lights.
Members will use the results from this consultation to help the Council make decisions for 2017/18, although preferences expressed will not be binding - the Council needs to consider the practicalities and budget implications, as well as any expected developments (eg, possible redevelopment of the Market Place
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It has come to the attention of the Town Council that some people are somewhat disappointed in the display of Christmas lights in Loftus this year, and that in particular they think there should be a more substantial display on the tree at the Town Hall. The Council is surprised by this, as there are more lights in Loftus than at any time in the past, but values all input from the community.
As a response to some of the comments, here is a resume of who provides what and where.
Explore Our Heritage In Loftus Town Hall
The Musical Prize Fight of 1859
A talk by Dr Tony Nicholson - Free Entry
Brass Band Contest in Loftus in September 1859
(Reported in All the Year Round, a periodical edited by Charles Dickens)
Friday 27 January 2017,
7 for 7.30pm
Loftus Town Hall TS13 4HG
Cllr Wayne Davies, Mayor of Loftus, would like to thank everyone who assisted with the 1st Loftus Beer Festiv-ale 2016 - with special thanks to Tim and his family and friends, Denise and her family and friends and everyone in the wider Loftus Community who supported the event. Also thanks to Bell's Butchers for donating samples of pies on the Friday evening and generous supplies of the Mayor's special Festiv-ale sausage on the Saturday.
Loftus Town Council would like to thank all businesses who entered the decorated Christmas Window Competition 2016. This year saw the highest number of entries for a number of years - members were delighted that so many businesses got into the festive spirit and brightened up Loftus during the dark winter evenings.
Loftus Town Council is pleased to announce the winners are:-
Twinkliest Window and Overall Winner -Wadsworth Fruitiers
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2016
As always there was fantastic support and turnout from our Uniformed Groups and residents for the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at Loftus War Memorial. We were also delighted to welcome the Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, David Kerfoot MBE DL to Loftus to lay a wreath on behalf of the Lieutenancy (photo below) - Mr Kerfoot commented it was a 'poignant and fitting tribute to those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice'.
Loftus Town Council would like to thank the 50 exhibitors who contributed to the Loftus Art Gallery held 23-25 October 2016.
Congratulations to Marshall Best, winner of the Annual Citizen Award 2016.
Marshall Best outside the Town Hall with Cllr Wayne Davies, Chair of Loftus Town Council.
Have you seen the two new signs as you enter the electoral ward of Loftus? One on the plinth on Loftus Bank, one of the reverse of the plinth on the Easington boundary, they proudly proclaim Loftus as the “Home of the Saxon Princess”, and bear the image of the iconic jewel found at the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Street House.