To kick start the summer holidays the Grosvenor Shopping Centre will be celebrating its 40th birthday party on Saturday July 25 from 11am-4pm.
A spokesman for the centre said: “For this special birthday we will be asking members of the public to write messages about what life is like in Northampton and the Grosvenor Centre which will be buried at a later date.
“We will also be running a recycling campaign whereby shoppers can bring their old plastic bags into the centre and post them into our giant G in exchange for an eco-friendly bag for life. The giant G can be found in the event space near Primark from Saturday July 25 to Saturday August 1.
“In addition to these activities, no birthday would be complete without cake so we will of course be running cake decorating activities along with a birthday trail and lots of competitions,” the spokesman said.
Russell Hall, centre manager, added: “This is such an exciting time to be manager at the Grosvenor Centre; it’s not often that you get to see a shopping centre celebrate its 40th birthday. We’ve got a multitude of great events happening on the day and during the week which encompass the centres green ethos.”