Sunday, 6 December 2009

Northfield Christmas lights switch-on

Yesterday we all turned out for the switching on of the Northfield Town Centre Christmas Lights. This follows a £4m refurbishment which has seen the High Street transformed into a people friendly shopping area from the traffic choked main road it once was.
Cllr Neville Summerfield, Cabinet Member for Regeneration gave a speech followed by Ken in his role as Constituency Chairman. The main attraction of the afternoon was an appearance by Aidan Davis, a finalist on "Britains got talent". He is a tiny young man and he must be bewildered by having all the girls screaming at him. He spent a lot of time signing autographs and posing for photographs on a very cold afternoon. Well done to him.
Aidan also performed the switching on later that evening when the rain was falling quite heavily but still a lot of people turned out to see him.
Our sympathies to our sensitive local MP who came on stage to a few boos and went off to stony silence. Fame is a fickle thing.