CHRISTMAS decorations will be going up across Barnoldswick next week with lights expected to be switched on by the middle of November.

Barnoldswick Town Council says trees will be put up outside shops with the help of volunteers, but with coronavirus restrictions in place, will take longer and be more difficult than in normal years. In addition, the town council has ‘lantern packs’ for younger children to put up in their homes.

Cllr David Whipp said: “Because it’s not possible to have a crowd, we won’t be having the traditional activities on the Town Square or the parade around the town centre.

“Lantern packs for display at home will be available to primary age and younger children who live or attend school in Barnoldswick. The packs are made up by volunteers with the lights and other materials purchased by the town council.” He said it would not be possible to provide packs for families outside Barnoldswick due to funding limitations and volunteer time.

Cllr Whipp added: “We look forward to next year when we hope normal service will be resumed.”