Giant festive lettering to grace Lincoln’s Cornhill

Giant festive lettering is set to grace Lincoln’s Cornhill this Christmas as a new decoration has been approved for the city centre.

The illuminated decoration will be erected outside 5&6 Corn Exchange until January 12 after the City of Lincoln Council backed the plan.

The giant lettering, spelling out ‘JOY’ will be made of illuminated gold metal frames and a wreath-type illuminated ‘O’ big enough for someone to stand under.

Banks Long and Co, which lodged the plan on behalf of Lincolnshire Co-op, said in its proposal that the aim of the lettering was to spread a little joy.

It said: “This temporary lettering will be used to create a festive feeling in the area which will increase the appearance of the areas for the public as they do their Christmas shopping during their holidays.

“This will give the public a great view and an opportunity to get a festive picture with the new developments including the cinema and Sincil Street.”

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