Following a doorstep switch-on that invited residents of the town to help make Witney Sparkle, Town Councillors began a search for the best dressed houses in their wards.
They searched for the most dazzling decorations, the most lustrous lights and the boldest baubles, and shortlisted their favourites. They then voted and selected the winners, surprising them with a visit, to present each with a certificate, a box of chocs and some fizz.
Councillor Owen Collins, Chair of the Stronger Communities working party, which proposed the competition, said,
“After a very difficult year, it was wonderful to see so many local residents take the time to bring a bit of light to their streets and communities over the Christmas season. It did however leave Councillors with a very difficult decision to make, as we tried to narrow hundreds of houses down to just a handful – but I’m confident that we’ve collectively chosen five of the best dressed and most festive-looking homes for this year’s prizes.
Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you as well to everyone else who entered into the Christmas spirit and helped to dispel the December darkness. Here’s to a much brighter New Year, for everybody.”
Some residents in Witney intend leaving their decorations up to keep the town sparkling during lockdown.
Our ward winners