Christmas Window Competition

Published: 02 January 2019

Our thanks to all the Loughton businesses that decorated their windows and joined in the town’s festive celebrations in this year’s Christmas Window Competition.  All Christmas-themed shop windows were automatically eligible for the competition and split into three classes of entry – local/independent businesses, multiples/chain stores and charity shops. 

The judges this year were town mayor, Stephen Murray, along with councillors Tessa Cochrane and Judy Jennings.  The winners chosen were Hazelwood Interiors for its “sophisticated visual impact”; Magnet for its “artistic merit and inventive use of materials”; and St Clare Hospice, Debden branch, for its “use of recycled items”. 

Congratulations to the winners who received an engraved silver cup and a laminated certificate.  




Winning businesses

£100 donation made to nominated charity by the Town Council





Hazelwood Interiors, 4 Valley Hill, IG10 3AA

Little Princess Trust,

Broadway House, 32-35 Broad Street, Hereford  HR4 9AR.


Cafelicious, 57 The Broadway, IG10 3SP



Classic Travel, 152 High Road, IG10 4BE


Highly commended

Bababoom, 255 High Road, IG10 1AD


Highly commended

Bizara, 3 Lower Road, IG10 2RS


Highly commended

Molens, 209d High Road, IG10 1BB


Highly commended

Zest, 194 High Road, IG10 1DN







Magnet, 215 High Road, IG10 1BB

National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, London EC1V 1NG.


Woodbury Homes, 244 High Road, IG10 1RB


Highly commended

Strawberry Glow, 289 High Road, IG10 1AH.







St Clare Hospice Debden

72 The Broadway, Loughton IG10 3SY

St Clare Hospice


St Clare Hospice, 271 High Road, IG10 1AH


Highly commended

Haven House, High Road, IG10 1DN



The national charities chosen by the category winners will each receive a £100 donation from the town council and this year they are: 

  • Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer.


  • The National Autistic Society, the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.  Providing information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. 

  • St Clare Hospice for its hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK. 

Photo and credits:  The Town Mayor, Cllr Stephen Murray presenting the awards





Local / independent class winner

Hazelwood Interiors

(L to R) Cllrs Judy Jennings, Tessa Cochrane, Town Mayor Cllr Stephen Murray, Antonia and Milly who dressed the window






Multiple /chain store class winner


(L to R): Manager, Kevin Fernandes, Town Mayor Cllr Stephen Murray, Cllr Judy Jennings and Lee who created, by hand, everything Christmassy!






Charity shop class winner

St Clare Hospice

Manager Paula Smith, with Mark Silverman and Judy Lovell, Chairman of the Broadway Partnership with Town Mayor Cllr Stephen Murray and Cllr Tessa Cochrane