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Get into the festive spirit and decorate windows for Xmas
Businesses are being invited to make their town centre shine by taking part in a Festive Windows competition. They have begun signing up to a new Festive Windows competition which is designed to bring some much-needed additional Christmas cheer to Tamworth town centre this year. Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team is inviting all town centre shops and businesses to join in the festive spirit and go all out in decorating their shop windows as part of the competition. The aim is for the town centre to shine and sparkle in all the colours of Christmas, giving families, residents and visitors from surrounding areas more reasons to shop local this yuletide season. One of the first to sign up is Mhaire Dinky, owner and tattoo artist at Fallen from Grace tattoo and piercing studio. She said: "When I saw the post about the Christmas window display I thought it was such a lovely idea to add a bit of happiness and cheer in these crazy times. I think it's important to not only give the shop owners something to get excited about, but also to give our high street a colourful and happy feel. We've made a start on our window and have much more to add in the coming weeks."
The Fallen from Grace tattoo studio gets in the festive window spirit
The festive window displays should be revealed and lights switched on by December 4 if possible. Members of the public will then be asked to vote for their favourite display via social media before a panel of judges will walk around the town before Christmas to choose a winner. The Mayor of Tamworth, Rosemary Claymore, said: "We know Christmas isn't going to be the same this year and a lot of the usual festivities and much-loved events won't be taking place, but we still want to make the town as festive and inviting as possible. While the lockdown is due to end on December 2, it's likely that local restrictions will continue to apply after this date and we'll still be limited in what we can do. For that reason, the Festive Windows competition is an ideal way to give us some much-needed cheer and help support our small town centre businesses by giving people more reason to shop local. I really hope lots of businesses get involved and make Tamworth town centre the place to shop safely this Christmas."
Shops and businesses invited to spread some Christmas cheer