Tamworth's Christmas lights outside Middle Entry Shopping Centre

Local residents in Tamworth have taken to social media to complain about how disheartened they are with the illuminations.

As many of the Christmas activities cannot happen, due to Tier 3 restrictions, residents expected the Christmas lights to be better this year.

The switch on, on December 2nd, wasn’t open to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions, but some people seeing the display on social media felt let down by it.

 “looks very dreary it about sums up this year!!!”

Nicky Quinton: Facebook comment on Tamworth Herald’s post 


Ankerside Shopping Centre, in Tamworth, has also decorated their premises with a metal and silver Christmas tree.

This has been dedicated to the NHS and their staff, for all of their hard work throughout the pandemic. But again, residents are not impressed and believe more effort should have been put in to to decorate the town.

Tamworth Borough Council have reacted to this and taken action in making sure Tamworth doesn’t lose it’s Christmas spirit and that locals are happy.

A festive light projection display was installed over the weekend courtesy of the Tamworth Christmas Lights Festival Committee.

The lights will be projected onto the buildings surrounding Tamworth’s Town Centre.

 “As we are all aware, due to the pandemic lots of events can’t take place this year, but this doesn’t mean Christmas is cancelled.”

Cllr Jeremy Oates, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member


Local businesses and Tamworth Borough Council have funded towards the Christmas light projection.

With Christmas on it’s way, Tamworth is doing it’s best to spread happiness throughout the town.

But the question is, can it keep it’s local residents satisfied?