Light up your street, Splott!

Local project Growing Street Talk has launched a street light project to brighten up our streets and it launches this weekend!

Here’s what they have to say:

Winter’s setting in and the days are getting darker. Let’s face it for most of us it hasn’t been the best year!

We think it’s time to bring on some seasonal cheer so, we’re inviting you and your neighbours to light up your street by creating your own light display and joining in with our switch on event.

It’s a simple idea – just decorate your house frontage or front garden with some pretty lights. Go all out with a big display or keep it small with a string of fairy lights. Size isn’t important – what matters is joining us to light up the streets of Grangetown and Splott.

It’s an exciting way to do something as a family and your neighbours, socially distanced of course! Even if you’ve already put your lights up you can still join in.

Please check the guidance about choosing and using outdoor lights at the end of this description.

Our plan is to have a virtual countdown on Zoom for the street switch on at 5.45pm Sunday 6th of December. If you wish, stand outside your house and share the experience with your neighbours.

If you’d like to join in, select ‘going’ on our Facebook event page and post your street (no street numbers please) in the discussion so you can see which streets are involved in your area. If you would prefer to direct message us that’s fine too.

Join us at 5.45pm on this Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81149874963…
so you’re ready for the countdown at 6pm! The passcode is 370606.

We’d love you to post your photos and videos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #lightupyourstreet.

Why not take your family for a healthy walk around the streets to find the lovely displays?

If you’d like one of our ‘Greening our Street’ window stickers to show you’re taking part, direct message us on Facebook and we’ll drop a sticker to you.

Good news! using low energy LED bulbs with rechargeable batteries is a great way to create a lovely display and still be green. Use outdoor lights and cables if you’re plugging into your electricity supply.

Please be aware that people who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy can be badly affected by fast-flashing or strobe-effect lights – in some instances experiencing potentially fatal seizures. Fast-flashing or strobe-like lights can also cause severe sensory distress to autistic people. Please try to avoid buying these lights or keep them on the steady setting. To learn more, click here:

Looking forward to this exciting December event!

Best wishes
Liz and Michele Growing Street Talk
Fiona Keep Grangetown Tidy
Helen Westhead Grangetown Community Plant Share