Santa ready for his sleigh tour

It will start to­day and con­tinue through un­til De­cem­ber 15

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE - PETE WARRINGTON [email protected]­

SANTA and his sleigh along with the help of Shep­shed Lions Club will start their tour of Shep­shed this week.

The tour starts to­day (De­cem­ber 5) an runs through un­til De­cem­ber 15, but some changes have been made to the tour from pre­vi­ous years.

A Lions Club spokesman said: “Due to the in­crease in the size of Shep­shed some changes to how we do things this year have been made. Most of the usual routes will be covered but in­stead of Santa vis­it­ing you, we are ask­ing you to visit Santa on his Sleigh at var­i­ous stop­ping points along the routes. Please lis­ten out for the mu­sic. Our col­lec­tors will be help­ing as al­ways.

“We hope the peo­ple of Shep­shed will un­der­stand and we hope we do not cause too much dis­ap­point­ment with our changes.”

Each route will start at 5.30pm, ex­cept Satur­days and Sun­days when the route will be­gin at 4.30pm but routes are sub­ject to change due to weather con­di­tions and un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances.

• Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5: Start­ing on North­wood Drive the stop­ping points will be at High­field Close, Nurs­ery Close, Tyler Court, Field Av­enue and Piper Close. The next stop­ping point will be on Oak­ley Road be­fore stop­ping on Ring­wood Road and Wood­lands Drive. The sleigh will pro­ceed on to Lans­downe Road and stop at two lo­ca­tions. Next, the sleigh will visit Bound­ary Way, stop­ping at Mill Close be­fore mak­ing its fi­nal stop at Camp­bell Sci­en­tific for the res­i­dents of Wort­ley Close to come out and visit Santa.

• Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6: It will start on San­dring­ham Rise and stop at Nor­wich Close, Ban­bury Drive and Ne­wark Close be­fore pro­ceed­ing onto Tet­bury Drive. Santa’s next stop­ping points will be at Tam­worth Close, Pen­rith Av­enue and Beau­maris Cres­cent. The last stops of the night will in­clude Rock­ing­ham Close, Arun­del Grove, Caernar­von Close and part way down Bal­moral Av­enue.

• Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7: Start­ing at the bot­tom of Lans­downe Road the sleigh will stop on Coun­try­man’s Way be­tween Wood­mans way and Shep­herds Close. Next stop­ping points will be at Coach­mans Court and Black­smiths Av­enue be­fore reach­ing Plough­mans Drive. An­other stop along Coun­try­mans way will be made be­fore mak­ing a stop on Pater­sons Place. The sleigh will stop on Chapel Street near Har­ri­man Close be­fore mak­ing fi­nal stops on Oak­ley Av­enue and New Walk.

• Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9: The sleigh’s first stop will be on Fair­way Road be­tween Tem­ple Close and Bren­don Close be­fore stop­ping at Pen­nine Close, Quan­tock Rise, Wick­low Close, Purbeck Av­enue and Pent­land Av­enue. The sleigh will then move onto True­way Drive stop­ping at Home­way Close, Che­viot Drive and Mendip Close be­fore trav­el­ling along True­way Drive, stop­ping at Por­lock Close, Malvern Av­enue, Ar­bury Dale and Lin­ley Av­enue. Santa’s fi­nal stop for the evening will be on True­way Drive be­tween Pur­ley Rise and Coombe Close.

• Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10: Santa will start his route at the bot­tom of An­son road, mak­ing stops on Par­adise Close, But­ter­cup Lane and Cel­lan­dine Road be­fore head­ing along Chatsworth Close. The sleigh will turn left onto Lit­tle Haw Lane and travel around Mc­Carthy Road and along Thorpe Road be­fore stop­ping near Ox­ley School. The sleigh will pro­ceed to­wards Black­brook Close be­fore head­ing back down Grange road, stop­ping on Ox­ley close and fin­ish­ing the night at St Bernard’s Close.

• Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11: The sleigh will start its route at the top of The Lant and head along Kidger Close be­fore mak­ing a stop near Beech Close. Santa will pro­ceed along For­est Road, turn­ing onto Fair­way Road, Har­ring­ton Road and stop­ping at Chest­nut Close, Well Yard Close, Smithy way be­fore trav­el­ling along Westoby Close and stop­ping at Nel­son Close. The sleigh will travel back along Cum­brian Way and stop at Peartree Av­enue, Wood Close, The In­leys and Chiltern Av­enue be­fore trav­el­ling back up Fair­way Road and mak­ing its fi­nal stop of the evening on Romway Close.

• Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12: The sleigh’s first stop tonight will be on Crow­son Close be­fore trav­el­ling up Iveshead Road stop­ping at Monastery Gar­dens on Bel­fry Place and Friar Close. Two stops will be made on Iveshead Road where pos­si­ble be­fore trav­el­ling along Abbey Close and stop­ping on Du­cane Close. The last stop of the night will be on Iveshead Road at the junc­tion with Welling­to­nia Close.

• Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13: Santa will start his route this evening on Sulling­ton Road near Dea­con Close and

stop near the Bull and Bush pub. The sleigh will travel along Sulling­ton Road, Cen­tral Av­enue and make stops on St James’ Road where pos­si­ble. Santa will then make his jour­ney along Spring Lane, For­man Road and stop at Cot­ton Croft, Brook­side Close and Spring Close be­fore end­ing the night on For­man Road.

• Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14: The sleigh this evening will start on Lacey Court be­fore mov­ing down Wight­man Close, Gra­ham Perkins Close, Weavers Av­enue, Spin­ners Way and Thread­cut­ters Way stop­ping where pos­si­ble. Mov­ing up Charn­wood Road, the sleigh will then travel down Springfield Road and stop on Or­chard Close. Turn­ing right onto The Mead­ows, up Glen­fields and onto Glen­more Av­enue Santa will stop where

pos­si­ble. The sleigh will pro­ceed along Park Rise stop­ping near the park en­trance and con­tinue along Fac­tory Street stop­ping near Pick Street. Santa will stop on Stable­ford Close be­fore head­ing to­wards Tickow Lane, turn­ing onto Glen­more Av­enue and stop on Neville Close. Santa’s last stop of the night will be on Lam­bert Av­enue.

• Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15: The sleigh will be­gin its route on Garen­don Road, stop­ping near Garen­don Close be­fore turn­ing onto Kirk Hill, trav­el­ling up Leices­ter Road and turn­ing onto Cam­bridge Street. Mov­ing along Cam­bridge Street and Ox­ford Street the sleigh will stop when it’s safe to do so. Santa will con­tinue up Charn­wood Road and make a fi­nal stop on Kings Road.

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