Friday, March 18, 2016

Christmas lights costs detailed

The Kilcullen Christmas Lights 2015 project cost a total of €13,115, as outlined in a statement of accounts by the organisers.

Income for the project totalled €11,885, comprising €5,885 provided by local businesses, a grant of €5,000 from Kildare County Council, and proceeds of a street collection of €1,091.

The biggest expenditure was the purchase of new lighting systems from Newpark Electrical totalling €12,055, electricity charges of €450, the Christmas tree at €120, insurance premium of €240 and miscellaneous costs of €250.

The deficit of €1,230 was absorbed by Kilcullen Community Action.

The bulk of the work installing the lights was carried out by volunteers.