Christmas came early to Nantwich last week, with the unveiling of no less than 40 advertising hoardings promoting the town’s traders and the big Christmas lights switch on at the end of November.
Nantwich Town Council’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Christine Farrell explained:
“Last year’s lights switch on was very successful, and we wanted to make sure that everyone across the area was aware of this year’s event and also what Nantwich can offer at Christmas generally
We think that this year’s switch on will be even better than before. In addition to our traditional market we also have a Farmers’ Market plus a great schedule of entertainments including children’s rides, Hog Roast, free Father Christmas for the children, Malbank School Choir and local Latin American dancers AJ and Chloe, who did so well on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.
The big lights switch on will be carried out by TV Vet Steve Leonard, and there will be a fantastic musical firework finale at the end. It will be great free entertainment for everyone, to really kick off Christmas in Nantwich”.
Nantwich Football Club have also offered free Car Parking from 16.00 hrs on the day of the switch on.
The 40 boards have been erected at sites right across the area.
The project is the result of a collaboration between the Town Council and local businesses.
Shaun Cafferty, of local property firm Martin&Co, is also a Director of the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, with special responsibility for Nantwich. He was quick to praise the involvement of local traders and businesses in promoting the town’s Christmas offering.
“With the financial and practical support of individual local firms, we have been able to really get the message out there, promoting the huge Christmas lights switch on at the end of this month and the attractiveness of Nantwich as a great place to get your Christmas shopping.
This is a great example of the Town Council and the local business community working together to drive up prosperity and to achieve things that wouldn’t otherwise happen.
It shows what can be done for the local economy when Nantwich Town Council and the local business community all roll up their sleeves and pull in the same direction, and we hope that all Nantwich businesses will benefit from this increase in promoting the town this Christmas”.
The Nantwich Christmas lights switch on will take place Saturday November 30th from 5.30pm.
For more information visit the town council website www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk
Information and images supplied by Nantwich town centre management.