Christmas Carol Float route information

Chichester Lions Club president Richard Cowell, right, and Chichester deputy mayor Peter Evans with Father Christmas ku783pSrbfg_nJYepnXS

Chichester Lions Club president Richard Cowell, right, and Chichester deputy mayor Peter Evans with Father Christmas ku783pSrbfg_nJYepnXS

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Chichester Lions Club launched its Christmas Carol Float on Friday at the Lodge Graylingwell.

President Richard Cowell welcomed Chichester deputy mayor Peter Evans and Father Christmas to an evening of carols led by the Chichester City Band.

While Santa was giving out toys to the children, Mr Cowell presented donations totalling £800 to Stonepillow, Augusta Court, Tozer House and Chichester Food Bank.

Last year, the carol float raised more than £6,500 for local charities.

This year, the static collections will be at Northgate car park on December 3 and 10, then Sainsbury’s on December 16.

The float will tour the streets of Chichester as follows:-

December 1, Whyke Area: Cherry Orchard Road, Bramber Road, Garland Close, Exton Road, Hay Road, Whyke Marsh, Tavener Place, Mumford Close, Dalloway Road, Eastland Road, Kingsham Avenue.

December 2, Fishbourne: Caspian Close, Clay lane, Cuckoo Fields, Salthill Road, Mosse Gardens, Deeside Avenue, Newport Drive, Frampton Close, Blackboy Lane.

December 5, East Broyle: Little Breach, Carlisle Gardens, Cloucester Way, Lincoln Green, Truro Close, Rochester Close, Durham Gardens, Hereford Close, Salisbury Way, Guildford Place, York Chase, Bristol Gardens, Worcester Road, Wells Crescent, Exeter Road, Norwich Road, Winchester Drive.

December 7, Swanfield Drive: Swanfield Drive, Stephens Close, Bradshaw Road, Barnfield Drive, Palmers Field Ave, Kidd Road, Mansergh Road, Carse Road, Peacock Close, Bostock Road, Graylingwell Drive, Baxendale Road, Morants Close.

December 8, Donnington West: Grenville Gardens, Stockbridge Close, Wiston Avenue, Graydon Avenue, Croy Close, Gordon Avenue, Mardon Avenue, Birdham Road, Deer Close, The Meadows.

December 9, Sherbourne area: Bishop Luffa Close, Oliver Whitby Road, Flaxman Avenue, Ashburnham Road, Neville Road, Sherbourne Road, Hilary Road, Barlow Road, Newlands Lane, John Arundel Road, Sherlock Avenue, Hannah Square, St Wilfreds Road, Bishop Luffa Close.

December 12, Parklands: Parklands Road, Hawthorn Close, Walnut Avenue, Cedar Drive, Oak Avenue, Oak Close, Beech Avenue.

December 13, Summersdale: Start at Winterbourne Road, Croft Mead, Maplehurst Road, Ferndale Road, Fordwater Lane, Summersdale Road, Highland Road, Tregarth Road, The Broadway.

December 14, Whyke: Rumbolds Close, Cleveland Road, Whyke Lane, Lyndhurst Road, Caledonian Road, Cambrai Avenue, Ormonde Avenue, The Quest, Winden Avenue, Cambria Avenue, York Road, Bognor Road.

December 15, Donnington east: Springfield Close, Millpond Crest, Ferry Drive, Chalder Way, Tramway Close, Millpond Crescent, Belgrave Crescent, Grosvenor Road, Waterside Drive, Bywater Way, Crosbie Close.

December 19, Whykedale: Langdale Avenue, Willowbed Drive, Whyke Road, Willowbed Avenue, Kingsham Avenue, Whyke Lane, Grove Road, Herald Drive, Martlet Close, Phoenix Close, Wingard Way, Cory Close, Kingsham Road.

December 20, Chichester east: Leatherbottle Lane, Victoria Road, St James Road, St James Square, Farndale Close, Adelaide Road, Kent Road, Melbourne, Spitalfields Road, Litten Terrace, Alexandra Road, Lewis Road, New Park Road, Jubilee Road.

December 21, Arundel Park area: Sandringham Road, Chatsworth Road, Caernarvon Road, Osbourne Cresent, William Road, Henry Close, Charles Avenue, Kathleen Gardens, Kensington Road, Marlborough Close, Buckingham Drive, Windsor Road, Balmoral Close, Blenheim Gardens.

Have you checked out our new Christmas section yet?

It’s packed with ideas and tips to ensure you make the most out of the festive season.

There’s recipes, suggestions for presents and everything from choosing your tree to recycling your packaging and paper.

Go to www.chichester.co.uk/christmas/