Melin Community Trust has organised and sponsored Melin Christmas Lights since 2005. At that time, the NPTCBC organised lights up to Stockham’s Corner roundabount and Briton Ferry Town Council ensured the area from the Grandison to the end of Neath Road was decorated with Christmas lights – the area in between was characterised by darkness.
But, with thanks to a Communities Trust Fund grant, MCT was able to purchase the first lights and Christmas Tree for the Melin – a project we have supported ever since!
This was made possible mainly by the funds raised by our May Day events and topped up with charity funds and the unrelenting support of local businesses. At this point, we would like to especially thank two of our most prolific supporters; Hickary’s and Shillingford’s!
In 2017, members of the May Day Committee and four local businesses purchased new LED lights. MCT paid NPTCBC for the storage, maintenance, installation, and removal of the lights. We can also proudly announce that MCT was central to the lighting up event held at Melin Primary School!
The project has allowed us to accumulate 25 wraparounds and 7 LED frames.
This allows us to light up 32 of the 59 lampposts in the Melin.
Switch On Event 2019
Last year our Christmas characters, Santa (Mark Taylor) and Bob Cratchit (Mark Davies), made their way from Melin Advice Centre around the Melin spreading Christmas cheer.
This was made possible by assistance from the local fire service, who towed the Santa and Bob Cratchit to their final destination – Melin Primary School.