Freedom of information request response - 05898

FOI request

FOI ID number
Christmas Lights

How much the Council spent on Christmas trees and Christmas lights over the Christmas period (2018-2019)?

What was the cost of:

  1. Putting the trees and lights (including street lights) up.
  2. Taking the trees and lights (including street lights) down again.
  3. The electricity costs over the Christmas period?
  4. The complete cost of Christmas decorations.

Our response


Eden District Council spent £610 in total on erecting and removing Christmas lights. There were no costs for Christmas decorations and minimal costs to electricity. It is not possible to provide an accurate answer as to how much electricity was used by the lights due to the size of building providing the power supply and the general increased use of electricity in the building due to colder temperatures etc.

Response date
12 February 2019