All Harborough Business Owners Urged to Join in Christmas Lights Push
12th November 2009
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All shops in Harborough town centre are being urged to get involved with this years Christmas tree lights campaign.  Over 200 hundred companies have had a hand delivered letter explaining that the scheme will be operating again this year and asking them to take part. The plan is to have as many shops and business displaying a lit up Christmas tree over the front of their shops to create a common theme amongst all businesses in the town this year.


The lights are being organised by The Chamber of Trade and Commerce and this year they are being installed by local firm Alden Electrical.  “We really are hoping that every shop in the town will take part to create a wonderful atmosphere for the late night shopping event and in the run up to Christmas” says Linda Yarnold from Alden Electrical.  “The more shops join in, the better it will be for the town as a whole” comments John Hill, President of the Chamber of Trade And Commerce.


Harborough Improvement Team is subsidising each tree by £5 in order to make it more affordable for business owners. Letters went out last week to all shops and businesses in the town centre and to date more that 20 shops have ordered their trees.  The remaining shops will have until November 13th to place their order.  Last year the town centre was criticised over the low number of festive decorations and the Christmas tree in the town square.  “This year we really want the town to present itself at it’s best for visitors and locals alike to encourage people to come to Harborough to do their shopping” comments John Hill.


Business owners wishing to take part should complete their form or can call Linda at Alden Electrical on 01858 431 771. 

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