Earlier this year Leamington was one of 15 towns across the UK to receive money from the government as part of the 'Portas' scheme, with the aim of developing the Old Town for residents and local businesses. The Christmas festival, which will take place on Sunday 2nd December, will involve street entertainers, musicians and street stalls in Regent Place. Organisers are also hoping to provide funding to illuminate the tower at All Saints, which lies at the heart of the Old Town.
As is often the case, we are sincerely hoping that planning permission and deadlines will be achieved in time for this exciting project.
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For more information about the Portas project in South Leamington, see their website, or visit their facebook page.