Hinckley’s Christmas tree installed in town centre

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 November 2020

HINCKLEY’S Christmas tree has been installed in the town centre today.

The newly-installed tree in Market Place (Supplied by John Coward on behalf of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to the Hinckley Free Press)

The Christmas tree was delivered and installed rather early on this morning (6 November) at approximately 7.30am. It has been installed in Market Place near The Bounty pub and the Coffee Rio café.

The tree has been placed into a flower bed in Market Place near the telephone box.

Decorations are set to be placed upon the tree throughout the week next week, although a definitive date is yet to be confirmed at the time of publication.

However, this means that the Christmas tree will be decorated in time for town-goers to see when they come out of lockdown on Wednesday 2 December.

Council comment

A spokesperson for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, said: “We were delighted to receive and install Hinckley’s Christmas tree today.

“It will be decorated next week. In mid-November we look forward to switching on the tree’s lights and other lights around the town centre.

“In these difficult times we hope they will bring a bit of cheer to our residents and visitors.”

Christmas lights up just weeks ago

The Christmas tree isn’t all that has been installed in the town centre to get town-goers in the festive season.

As The Hinckley Free Press reported just three weeks ago in early October, workers were spotted installing the town Christmas lights for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council above shopfronts around the town centre.

Streets that now sport Christmas lights in the town centre include Castle Street, The Borough, and Market Place.

The Council explained that the lights were put up earlier than usual this year in the month of October as they needed to be tested before Friday 13 November.

Christmas events axed

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Christmas light switch-on, Tin Hat Fair, and firework display events have all been scrapped this year.

Hinckley BID Bosses have also confirmed that ‘Santa’s Amazing Grotto’, which annually proves a success with children and parents, will be unable to go ahead.

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