Hatfield resident sets up Christmas village in town centre

PUBLISHED: 11:21 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:01 06 December 2017

The Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll.

The Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll.

Neil Carroll

A Hatfield businessman has set up a Christmas village in a bid to bring more people to the town centre.

Neil Carroll's six-year-son Harvey with Santa in the Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll. Neil Carroll's six-year-son Harvey with Santa in the Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll.

Neil Carroll, 44, has opened the festive village in the old market place near The Town Inn.

There are thousands of real Christmas trees, toys, decorations and lights for sale.

As part of Neil’s ongoing community project, which he has been doing for three years, leaflets were sent out to local schools offering parents the chance to claim a donation.

If you buy a tree and have the leaflet you can claim a £5 donation to hand into your child’s school.

The Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll. The Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll.

There is also a Santa’s Grotto for the kids, which is open from 2pm until 5pm Monday to Friday, and 1pm until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Neil said: “We are welcoming any charity stalls, scouts, schools, carol singers, or anyone selling goods to come and join us.

“We hope to build on this every year with the council’s help to bring more people to the town and make it very festive.”

To contact Neil regarding setting up a stall in the Christmas village contact him on 07956800030 or email neil.carrol@btconnect.com

The Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll. The Christmas village in Hatfield Town Centre. Picture: Neil Carroll.

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