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Stanwell Lantern Parade

This year's Stanwell Lantern Parade on 6 December was bigger and better than ever, with hundreds of residents joining together to mark the start of Christmas in style.

Residents including children from local Stanwell primary schools, local councillors and community groups joined together to light up the town with giant Christmas lanterns as they marched along Hadrian Way to the Christmas tree by the Sir John Gibson Pub. 

Staines Brass Band led the parade and participants from a recent Drumming for Health course, organised by The Local Conversation in Stanwell, demonstrated their new skills. 

Deputy Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Colin Barnard, led the countdown to the Christmas lights switch on and entertainment was laid on with carol singing, Santa's grotto, a stilt walker, fire engine and a variety of festive stalls.

Cllr Maureen Attewell, Spelthorne's Portfolio Holder for Community Wellbeing, said: "This was another wonderful colourful festive parade and a lovely way to start the Christmas celebrations. Thank you to all the volunteers and local councillors for their help in making it such an enjoyable event."

Spelthorne Borough Council would like to thank everyone who helped organise the event.

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