Winners announced in Christmas competition
- Credit: SAFFRON WALDEN INITIATIVE
Frank Riccio Hairdressing in Market Row has been awarded first prize in the Christmas Business and Shop Window Competition, for the second year.
Second prize went to the Beauty Box in Market Row and Café Cou Cou in George Street was placed third.
St Elizabeth’s in King Street, Chaps Barber Shop in Central Arcade and Eden Lake Lingerie in George Street received highly commended certificates.
Forty premises took part, a rise on last year’s 32.
Organisers said the standard was high and there was very little to separate the leading contenders.
Jacqui Portway and Cindy Whife, organisers of the event for the Saffron Walden Initiative, said: “We were delighted with the number and quality of entries for the competition.
“Considering that we are in the middle of a pandemic the businesses and shops have made a fantastic effort to brighten up the town.
“We were particularly grateful for the 14 judges who included the mayor and representatives of various Saffron Walden charities.
“They did a great job in cold and rainy weather. And also many thanks to the Tourist Information Centre for handling the entry forms and the King’s Arms for hosting the judging.
“Please spread the news that Saffron Walden is a great place to visit at Christmas time.”