Ashby has a bigger Christmas light show this year - thanks to Business Improvement District funding

By Graham Hill

26th Nov 2022 | Local News

Ashby's Christmas lights were unveiled this week. Photos: Ashby Nub News
Ashby's Christmas lights were unveiled this week. Photos: Ashby Nub News

Ashby town centre's Christmas lights have benfitted from Business Improvement District funding this year.

The lights and tree were unveiled this week - and proved popular with local residents on social media.

But the display includes 50 extra trees as well as three sets of lights arranged across roads in the town.

Ashby Town Centre Manager, Stuart Benson, explained: "Ashby BID have funded a further 50 pre-lit artificial trees that go above the shops - with the focus on areas that had previously not had them before.

"There are three cross-street decorations, Market Street, Brook Street and Kilwardby Street.

"A fourth location on Bath Street was planned but sadly the building failed the strength test and we ran out of time to get the permissions in place for another building.

"A 20ft real tree has been placed in the Leisure and Cultural quarter on North Street by the car park.

"The tree in Market Street has again been sponsored by Fishers Solicitors.

"We hope that everyone enjoys the lights and they bring some festive cheer to the town."

     

New ashby Jobs Section Launched!!
Vacancies updated hourly!!
Click here: ashby jobs

Share:

Related Articles

Manhattan's in Ashby will be holding a repeat of its daytime event for the over-30s. Photo: Supplied
Local News

Ashby nightclub to stage a second daytime event after successful launch last month

An artist's impression of the planned new Lidl supermarket in Ashby. Image: Lidl
Local News

New Lidl store in Ashby could be given the green light by councillors next month

Sign-Up for our FREE Newsletter

We want to provide Ashby with more and more clickbait-free local news.
To do that, we need a loyal newsletter following.
Help us survive and sign up to our FREE weekly newsletter.

Already subscribed? Thank you. Just press X or click here.
We won't pass your details on to anyone else.
By clicking the Subscribe button you agree to our Privacy Policy.