The Retail Group was set up in the autumn of 2012 to improve the Christmas celebrations in Nantwich town centre particularly in relation to the “Switch On” of the Christmas lights. Chaired by Christine Farrall, the Group is a partnership between the Town Council and Nantwich retailers including traders from Nantwich Market.
Building on the experience of organising the Jubilee celebrations in summer 2012, the Christmas “Switch On” was a great success with celebrity guest Olympian Beth Tweddle taking the stage for the countdown to switching on the lights. The event was watched by a packed square of townsfolk who were treated to an evening of music and a wonderful firework display by “Blitz Fireworks”.
Following the success of the Christmas celebrations the Council is continuing to work with the Group to improve the shopping experience in Nantwich throughout the year and especially during the festivals and local events.