Christmas Tree Party – Save the date!


Wapping Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on

6.30-7.30pm, Monday 28 November 2016

As many of you know, for the last two years I’ve managed to get a Christmas tree arranged for our ward on Wapping Green, Wapping Lane, and with the help of local people, organised an event around the switching on of its lights. Thank you to everyone who has assisted in previous years with making this such a success.

We’ve now had two really lovely dos and we have been promised another tree this year, along with lights for the parade of shops. Naturally this means another party to organise.

As ever, there is no budget for this event. We are instead relying on the kindness and generosity of Wapping’s residents, local groups and businesses. I sent out an email asking for help last week and have had a fantastic response so far. I will shortly be updating the list of things to ‘cross off’ below with those who have offered to provide help so that residents can see who is helping out and what items still need to be organised should anyone wish to assist.

- music

- mulled wine

- fizz

- finger foods

- festive fare – mince pies, Christmas cake etc,

- trestle tables

- plastic cups

-  soft drinks

- PA system

- help with litter pick afterwards

- ideally a jazzier guest to lead the lights count down than me… the standard was set too high with Helen! Bizarrely, Sister Sledge’s PR team emailed me in October to ask to be invited to the do – I expect they are hoping we can pay them thousands of pounds for the appearance but I’ve said that if they’re willing to pop down for nothing, then they should feel free!

If you have any ideas of how you might be able to contribute, do drop me a line. It’s an hour-long event so not too much time commitment. Regardless, it would be great just to have friends and neighbours at the event and for you to share information about the evening with your own circles.

Here is the poster should you wish to circulate – wapping-christmas-tree-poster-2016

Warmest wishes and many thanks,


Cllr Julia Dockerill  

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