Christmas window competition idea for Midhurst

In a bid to lift spirits over Christmas, councillors in Midhurst have suggested running a competition to judge residents’ windows.

Friday, 13th November 2020, 1:21 pm

If the plans are given the go-ahead by full council, residents will be encouaged to enter a window, with decorations ‘showing what Christmas means to them’.

The idea was suggested during Midhurst Town Council’s community and environment committee meeting on Monday evening.

Carol Lintott, town council chairman, said, as it stands, there are very few events which can go ahead over the festive season.

DM19121174a.jpg. Midhurst Christmas street party, 2019. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190612-214048008

“That’s very sad,” she said.

“The late night shopping has been put on hold because of lockdown.

“The plans we had for a couple of bands, we’ve had to cancel it. The launch for Made in Midhurst has been delayed.

“All of that was going to happen on November 19 but, in lockdown, we can’t do that.

Midhurst Town Council chairman Carol Lintott

“The lights will come on, on the 19th, but that was supposed to coincide with the late night shopping.

“It’s all really sad.”

As well as a potential competition for residents to enter, the town council will again judge the windows of shops in the town.

“That is the only thing that is a given,” Ms Lintott said.