Santa is ho-ho-homeless in Maryport
Last updated at 13:39, Friday, 25 October 2013
There's no room at the inn for Father Christmas in Maryport this year.
Santa Claus has been made homeless – because of a business boom in the town.
He normally moves his grotto into one of the town centre’s empty shops in the run-up to the festive period, but this year there is no space available.
Maryport Town Council normally hosts the grotto, which is a central feature of the town’s Christmas celebrations.
Five shops have recently opened in the town centre and other vacant properties are under negotiation for traders to move into.
The grotto usually opens on the day of the Christmas lights switch-on and then every Saturday in December.
Lisa Douglas, town council clerk, said: “We are desperate for somewhere on Senhouse Street for Santa to move into during December and we would like to hear from anyone who could help us.”
Call Maryport Town Council on 01900 813205.
First published at 13:21, Friday, 25 October 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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