There will be Christmas lights in Motherwell and Wishaw in 2020.
We will make sure that the communities nearest to our home will enjoy a semblance of normality this December, after North Lanarkshire Council had to make the difficult decision to remove festive lighting due to budget constraints.
Motherwell Football Club, together with our partners Phoenix Specialist Solutions, have agreed with the council that we can start putting lights up on the main streets of both towns this weekend and next.
“When we heard that our area would have to go without Christmas lights this year, we wanted to see if we could help,” Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon said.
“North Lanarkshire Council had indicated they would work with community groups to find solutions where possible and, after discussions, we are grateful they have provided us with the lights so we can put them up around the two towns.
“During these challenging and unusual times, we hope that seeing the lights can bring community spirit and a sense of normality to people in our local area.”
David Clark, managing director of Phoenix Specialist Solutions, added: “When Motherwell FC explained the situation to us, we were determined to step in and help.
“Using our expertise in street lighting, we were able to provide a quick solution that makes sure the people of Motherwell and Wishaw can enjoy seeing some of the Christmas lights up.”