UPDATE – RWSfm team up with the Howard Estate residents to decorate lamp post

Julie MacLeod (Centre) with Ruth and Danny Lacey (Left), Hazel Stenson, Cllr Max Clarke, Sarah Lacey and Liam Hayes

RWSfm 103.3 have teamed up with residents of the Howard Estate to help decorate a lamp post outside a couple’s home.

Last week we reported (full story below) that Howard Estate residents had been decorating lamp posts with festive decorations.

Breakfast show presenter Julie MacLeod was contacted by Ruth and Danny Lacey who asked if she would like to decorate the one outside their home.

You can hear from Ruth and Danny, as well as Hazel Stenson, Cllr Max Clarke and Liam Hayes, the man behind the North Pole, in our interview below.


Lamp posts and street signs have been given some festive cheer on a Bury St Edmunds Estate.

Around 20 have been decorated on the Howard Estate, with designs ranging from the North pole to Bells, Bows, Mistletoe and Tinsel.

Resident Hazel Stenson came up with the idea and says that people on the estate have “really taken to it”. Permission to decorate the street furniture was obtained by local Cllr Max Clarke and everyone who has put up the decorations has to dismantle them by the 12th night.

Howard Primary school have got plans with a local vicar to put some up with a Nativity theme, and people from all over the estate are getting involved including the lady who got rushed to hospital but asked her husband to do it for her and another lady with a medical condition which means she gets very tired but pulled out all the stops to create her decoration.

Hazel and Max are hoping that it will become an annual event on the estate