Boost News Desk | Apr 23, 2023 | 0
Torquay Town Centre Partnership announces the turning on of the Christmas Lights￼
The Torquay Town Centre Partnership (TTCP) is pleased to announce the turning on of the Christmas lights in Union Street, Torquay by Kevin Foster MP.
The TTCP, a non-profit organisation made up of retailers and other interested businesses, have been able to fund the lights from the profits of the Union Street Market which they run. The profits from the market help fund the Christmas lights in a time when this would not otherwise be possible. The TTCP share their profits with Torbay Council who have also given part of their share by way of a grant and with the support of the Chamber of Commerce who have rented the wires to hang the lights to the TTCP at a discounted rate, it has been possible to put on the Christmas lighting.
The Christmas lights mark the start of this year’s outdoor Christmas Market that will have up to 30 different stalls and will run three days a week up until the 16th of December, then it will run all week through until Christmas. With the arrival of Santa at Fleet Walk on the 20th November the High Street in Torquay will have a great Christmas vibe and will officially mark the start of the Celebrations.
Kevin Foster MP said “I am pleased to be able to support the Torquay Town Centre Partnership and turn on their Christmas Light display. It is very good that once again the TTCP will be promoting a Christmas spirit and encouraging trade within the Town with Christmas Lights and a Christmas Market.”
Roger Walters, Chairman of the TTCP. “We are very pleased that again this Christmas we have been able to fund festive lights in the Town Centre. We could not have raised the Money without the help of Steve Holdup (Mr Christmas) who as our Market Manager has run a successful Market throughout the year to raise the funds”.
In 2020, the TTCP Christmas Market ran successfully, acting as a safe way to celebrate the holiday season despite the pandemic. There were thousands of people who attended the market and were able to enjoy the local vendors and experiences while following all COVID-19 guidelines.