Freedom of information response

Christmas lights switch on event

Publication date: 
Tuesday 10 December 2019

1. Has or will your local authority have a Christmas lights switch on or similar event in October, November or December 2019?

If no, then no further questions apply and to save you time, a response just saying "No" will suffice

If yes, then please confirm the following:

2. Who did (or will do) the switch on or performed (or will perform) at the event?

3. Were they (or will they be) paid a fee to do so? If so, how much were they paid (or will they be paid)? If more than one, please provide a breakdown.

4. Were (or will) expenses paid, either in addition to any fee or instead of? If so, please provide a breakdown of these.


1. Yes

2. Cast of panto to perform switch on, the following are due to perform

Grays Town Band

Dance2Drama Performing Arts Academy

The Drumenagh School of Irish Dancing

Star-I-am Thurrock Youth Choir

BB’s Dance Academy

Tip Toe Stage School

Gates of Praise IC Worship Team

Sophie Griffiths

Legends Theatre School

Bertie Scott

Creative Blast Performing Arts Academy

Thurrock Golden Voices

Community Choir

Cast of Thameside Panto, Dick Whittington

Quest Magic Services/Thames Delta Radio



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