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Almondbury and Lepton Christmas Festival

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Almondbury and Lepton Christmas Festival

Almondbury and Lepton Christmas Festival


We hope to celebrate the turning on of the Christmas lights, then to launch community parties in the following days.

Almondbury Fundraising stage

pledged of £8,108
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Three years ago, the association purchased Christmas lights to put up on the lamposts throughout the villages in Almondbury and Lepton. To celebrate their return each year, we have enlarged the christmas light switch on with a street party. We close the roads, hire live music, provide food and drink, through local businesses. As well as ths, we arrange for Father Christmas to appear on his sleigh for the children to enjoy. We plan to have stalls and shops specially opening for the event, in Almondbury and Lepton towards the middle of November this year. This has created a festive atmosphere for all the community to enjoy last year, and we feel sure that it will have the same impact this time around.

What we'll deliver:

  • Installation of Christmas lights in Lepton and Almondbury
  • Hire bands, and live music
  • Close roads to ensure a safe, and fun street party

Why it's a great idea:

We believe events like these are essential to foster a sense of belonging in our community. Local people have come to speak to us after previous Christmas light events, and thanked us for running them, as these two communities rarely have events which bring together the local community. We anticipate this event will create alot of excitment and a festive atmosphere. It is also an opportunity for local businesses to provide indoor and outdoor stalls, and for local shops and businesses to extend their opening hours, creating a real boost for them leading up to Christmas. We have had very positive feedback on the impact these events have made on the small local businesses. These events see over 30 local volunteers turn up to marshal the celebration, including local councilers and members of other voluntary groups who recognise the significance of the event. There will be singing, dancing, mince pies, hot chocolate, and it is the closest Almondbury and Lepton will get to Glastonbury!

Steps to get it done:

  • Apply for road closures
  • Hire a Santa Claus
  • Hire live music
  • Put up the christmas lights

Location Almondbury

About the space

Almondbury and Lepton high streets


Kirklees Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,108

Installation 29 lights on lampposts in Lepton and Almondbury - £4,320 (53%)
Hiring Professional Band x2 - £1,500 (18%)
Contingency - £660 (8%)
Road Closure - £400 (5%)
Hiring PA System for both events - £250 (3%)
Hiring Santa - £200 (2%)
Hiring Face Painters - £100 (1%)
Other - £678 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Installation 29 lights on lampposts in Lepton and Almondbury
Hiring Professional Band x2
Road Closure
Hiring PA System for both events
Hiring Santa
Hiring Face Painters
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Funding the maintenance of village CCTV cameras
  • Maintainance of Village Planting and plant boxes
  • Costs toward annual local Scarecrow Festival

Total £8,108

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