Posted: 19.11.20 at 17:12 by Alex Jones
Seventeen Station Approach traders have hung fairy-lit awnings above their doors to spread Christmas cheer at the end of a difficult year.
In a spirit of collaboration that has come to epitomise our high street, the traders applied for a £1000 grant from the Vale of Glamorgan Council to fund the project.
Lilly Pad Florists then set about designing a set of decorative nests, complete with baubles and bulbs, to spruce up an area that has since 2018 not received Christmas decorations from Penarth Town Council.
Each trader also contributed £60 plus a donation to cover additional costs.
Angelina Hall, Chair of Penarth Business Group and owner of Glass By Design, explained the project to Nub News:
"We heard in September that there wouldn’t be any Penarth Town Council Christmas decorations in this part of Penarth, and we just thought: 'It's such a tough trading time at the moment, but we all want Station Approach to look lovely.'
"It's so important to have lights on and a bit of festivity at the moment - pretending things are normal even though they're not."