Knaresborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce have revealed their Christmas plans to aid businesses who have been hit by the effects of Covid-19.

The Chamber will provide subsidised Christmas trees and lights for over 70 shops in the town as usual, but there will be an extra subsidy for members to help in an extraordinary year.

They are also talking to other community groups about options for the Christmas Tree Festival.

Whilst the traditional Christmas Market has been cancelled by NYCC due to Covid-19 concerns, this has been met by local community groups as a challenge to maintain the Christmas spirit in the town.

Christmas markets

Knaresborough’s Christmas market has been cancelled by North Yorkshire County Council due to Covid-19 concerns.

A spokesman for Knaresborough Chamber said:

“A business improvement district project is now in flight which will benefit Knaresborough for years to come.

“Although this will not be operational until 2021, there is already some great support for the project and some interesting ideas to support Knaresborough well into the future.”

A more current challenge though is for the Chamber marketing team to review the great responses received from the competition for ideas for new events in the town.

A spokesman said:

“Whilst we can only have one winner, the competition has generated many great ideas – this isn’t going to be an easy decision! A decision on the winner of the competition is expected by the end of October.”

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