The Council switched the Christmas lights on this week. And a bloomin’ good show they put on too, with a gigantic TV screen in the Market Square and fireworks – lots of ’em. I watched them from my bedroom window. BOOOOOOOOOM – Aaaaah! BAANNNNG!!! – Aaaaha! SWOOOOOSH, KABUUUUUUUUM – Oooooooooooh! I love fireworks. However, these things come at a price. Now I don’t know how much the show cost to put on this year, but I would guess about £10,000, maybe even higher.
I’ve been out of work for just over eight months now, and money is getting a bit tight. I can’t get any help, because the missus is working. Not even Council Tax rebate. I’ve made my redundancy money, just short of £3,000 last for eight months. So by a simple calculation, if the fireworks cost 10 Grand, that would have paid my bills for nearly 27 months.
It puts my meagre little existence into perspective really, doesn’t it?
Becareful what you say about our great council or you my find the do cut back in spending and that may mean no beer festivals subsidy