Businesses in Saffron Walden have pledged their support in the build-up to the town council's Christmas events programme.

Events include free lantern-making workshops on Saturday, November 4 and November 11, a lantern parade and light switch-on on Friday, November 17 and Fayre in the Square on Sunday, November 19.

Main sponsor McCarthy Stone and advertising sponsor Intercounty will fund the schedule of events and activities for families - with more event details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Intercounty Saffron Walden manager David Moss said: "We are delighted to be supporting the town council again, and hope that residents have a wonderful time in the build up to Christmas."


McCarthy Stone is currently building a development for the over-70s in the town. Divisional marketing executive for the South East Dominic Reece said: "We look forward to working closely with Saffron Walden Town Council over the coming years."

The town council's events and activities officer Colette Kerr said: "We are extremely grateful for the support received from local businesses, enabling the continued accessibility of community events for all to enjoy.

"If you or your businesses would like to support future community events please register your interest at or on 01799 516501 (option 6)."