TENBURY has fired the starting pistol on Christmas with the switch on of the town’s festive lights.

The town is proud to punch above its weight when it comes to the sparkle of the Christmas lights and is also always one of the first towns in the area to throw the on-switch.

Tenbury Chamber of Trade funds the lights and every year, including this one, there is some improvement on the last.

Fund raising takes placed throughout the year but this has been difficult during the Covid-19 pandemic. A new appeal has been launched to make sure that the lights in 2023 are even better.

“Thank you so much to everyone who turned out for the lights switch on at the Regal in Tenbury,” said Garry Thompson, treasurer of the Chamber of Trade.

“The event, considering the year we’ve all had, way surpassed our own expectations!

Once again, thanks must go to the Chamber of Trade committee members, volunteers, Gareth and the Team at GRM Electrical, Frank Mathews (Trees for Life) and Caldicots of Tenbury.

“Also to everyone that has donated so far to keeping these lights going for next year. You raised £300 with the rattling of a single bucket.”