Free festive carol evening in Neasden where the Christmas lights will be switched back on

Martin Redston, community activist and business man, has paid for Neasden to have Christmas lights o

Martin Redston, community activist and business man, has paid for Neasden to have Christmas lights once more. - Credit: Archant

Neighbours in Neasden are invited to a free festive gathering as lights will be switched on in the high street once again.

Neasden Festive Lights Carol Evening is taking place in Neasden Lane on December 7 from 4pm.

Costa is facilitating a free hot drink outside its store where the carol singers will all be gathered so people are invited to grab a song sheet and join in.

Brent Council axed the funding for Christmas lights across the borough in 2013.

Community activist Martin Redston, who runs Martin Redston Associates, said: "I paid for it. I went to so many community meetings as I've been doing community work for years, and everybody was singing from that same old hymn sheet 'there's no money'."


You may also want to watch:


He added: "I was told it cost £2,400 and said I would be happy to pay if they could give me a bit of advertising."

He's since discovered the cost is for a three year contract. "Hopefully we can raise more money so we can enhance them," he added.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus