Traders make plans for Christmas events

TRADERS are being called upon to get involved in plans for Christmas.

A shop owner in Bourne has organised a meeting to discuss ideas, while festival organiser Ali Hawley-Smith is busy planning Stamford’s festive event.

Miss Hawley-Smith said lots of traders and exhibitors have already booked trade stalls. She said: “This amazing community events offers a funfilled and action packed day for the whole community and its visitors to enjoy, providing opportunities for shopping from 150 traders and an immense entertainment line up.”

Visit www.visitstamford.com/xmas to find out more.

Gordon Cochran, of Gordon’s Photographic in North Street, Bourne, has planned the get-together for the town’s traders at Julie’s Cafe in the Burghley Centre on Monday at 6pm.

Bourne Town Council has already arranged for the Christmas light switch-on to take place in the Corn Exchange car park with music from schools on Friday, November, 25. There will also be a grotto and more.

But Mr Cochran wants more festivities planned.

He said: “I’ve had people ask me if I’m going to be involved in Christmas plans this year, which is why I’ve decided to organise this meeting.”