Shoppers in Royal Wootton Bassett can enjoy buying after hours this month, with many businesses in the town extending their hours in the run-up to Christmas.

Starting this weekend extra shops will be on Thursday evenings and as December 25 approaches.

The extra hours are not limited to shops either, with some hairdressers and cafés also joining in.

Hazel Newson, from Royal Wootton Bassett Business Association, said: “We believe this is the first time so many businesses in the town have got together to offer late night Thursday and Sunday opening.

“This will make local shopping even more convenient, and we hope that many people will come and support their town centre this Christmas.”

Opening hours are up until 7.30pm on Thursdays and between 10am and 4pm on Sundays. More information of which businesses are open can be found at