A resident emailed us to say:
Noticed that the lights are being switched on between 4.30pm – 6.30pm, that’s not great if you get home from work around 6.00 – 6.00pm.
Would you not get a better turn out if it was, say, between 6.30 – 8.00pm ?
Its Rayleigh Town Council that runs the lights.
Basically County Highways only allow them to close the road for a limited period, and the Town Council prefer to make it earlier so that schoolchildren can be there, both watching and singing in one of the choirs.
The High Street was packed last year – so it’s clearly popular