A view into the festivities of Christmas

BUSINESSES are being urged to get creative and festive this Christmas.

The annual Best Dressed Window competition, organised by North Tyneside Council, is returning.

Winners will be chosen by the public via an online poll, with prizes for the best window in North Shields, Wallsend and Whitley Bay, plus a category for businesses not in a town centre.

Each winning business will receive £50 with £30 and £20 respectively for second and third.

Votes can be cast via www.northtyneside.gov.uk/christmas between December 3 and December 21.

Shops wishing to enter should contact John Fleet on (0191) 643 6419 or email john.fleet@northtyneside.gov.uk