The Town Council has made a start on putting up the Christmas lights so we are on track for a switch-on in the second half of November. The lights will be on from 08:00-23:00 daily. The official switch-on will still place, this year, on Dickensian.
The trick or treat trail around town is proving really successful with a high level of engagement by local businesses and participants alike. We expect some 200 trick or treaters to have passed through by the time it finishes on Saturday. The winter festival is taking shape and we have some really lovely things in the pipeline. Please let us know if you would like to take part in the Christmas trail, which will be window only.
The Tavistock Passport comes into force next week, for the month of November. More are being produced and will be distributed among participants and some accommodation providers.
Small Business Saturday, a grassroots, non-commercial campaign which encourages consumers to -‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their community, takes place on 1st December. We are interested to know which businesses are doing something special for the day – such as hosting an event or offering discounts – and how we may support them in this. The Tavistock Times is running a feature to showcase small local businesses on 22nd November and has offered a 10% discount on advertising within the feature for all levy payers. Please let us or them know if you intend to participate in the campaign and if would like to take advantage of this offer.
Janna is working on updating the town signage this week and next.