Chiswick will be getting additional Christmas lights this December in a bid to support small businesses during the festive season.
Councillors approved funding for more festive light in Chiswick High Road and Devonshire Road at a meeting of the Chiswick Area Forum this week.
The decision was made after small business owners in the area signed a petition in the hope that more lights on their streets will increase shopping flow for those businesses experiencing difficulties with the increasing competition.
Petitioners specifically requested that lighting be extended from Chiswick Lane up to Goldhawk Road, including more festive lighting from Devonshire Road up to Glebe Street.
Councillor Robert Oulds, chairman of the forum, said: "Thank you to local shopkeepers and business owners for this petition. We are happy to approve funding for this project and support Chiswick trade and business. Not only will this help and promote Chiswick even more but it also means Christmas has come early!”
Hounslow Highways quoted a £9,000 bill for the purchase of festive lights with annual installation and maintenance costs equalling £5,380.
Funding could come from the Community Engagement budget, of which £4,851.75 remains uncommitted and also from £81,000 of community money from developers which is available for business support.