Let’s give some credit to Rayleigh Town Council for arranging for the Southend United team to turn on the Xmas lights this year. As the Echo reports:
SOUTHEND United Football Club will be switching on Rayleigh?s Christmas lights this year.
Rayleigh?s Christmas Lights Event will be held on Thursday November 26, from 4.00pm with the lights being switched on by Southend United Football Club at 6.30pm.
There will be the usual attractions including 70 festive market stalls, a fun fair ride, hot chestnuts and entertainment on stage from Rayleigh?s school choirs and the Mushroom Theatre Company…
This has been a cracking event in recent years and the High Street will be packed. Let’s hope some of our town centre shops benefit.