Christmas is coming to Stamford after festival go-ahead

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A CHRISTMAS festival has been given the go-ahead.

Stamford Town Partnership and Stamford Town Council have agreed to co-host the annual event this year.

The Stamford Christmas Festival will take place in the town centre on Sunday, December 11, between 10am and 4pm.

The first planning meeting was held on Wednesday and the organisers are looking forward to a magical day.

Project manager Ali Hawley-Smith said: “I think this is a very positive decision and move forward, showing support by the council for the work that the partnership has been doing with regard to events in the town over the past three years.

“These include the Stamford Christmas Festival, the Festival of History and the Stamford Feast.

“On a personal note I am very happy to be asked to work with both the council and the partnership on the planning and delivery of the festival and look forward to another very successful event for the town.

“Once again this event will bring fun and excitement to visitors and the community alike, along with the much needed boost to the local economy.

“A huge line up of activities will be on offer on the day.

“I wish to thank my team of volunteers who work so hard on these events with me for their invaluable efforts and support and look forward to working with them again for the good of Stamford.”

The partnership was unable to put on the event by itself because it could not secure funding from South Kesteven District Council.