Christmas trees go up across Brentwood

Christmas Trees are now up and ready for festive season around Brentwood including at the Town Hall, Shenfield, Brentwood Station and the Chapel Ruins.

The trees were installed by the council’s depot team ahead of the Lighting Up event which this year will take place online.

Chairman of the Community and Health Committee, Cllr Cliff Poppy, said: “The Christmas trees have arrived and are now in position across the borough which is a great sight to see.

“There is a very real possibility that lockdown may have to continue in Brentwood unless we can get the infection rate down, so I ask people to be very sensible in coming to have a look. The restrictions are clear that we should not be out and about other than for exercise and essential travel so I hope that, taking this on board, residents in their family bubbles will plan a route that enables them to see the trees while on their daily exercise.”

The national restrictions have seen some changes to the lighting up. A video of the event on December 3 from 5.30-6.30 will be available on the council’s social media channels with residents encouraged to take part at home.

This will also mark the start of the Nutcracker Trail through the borough. All the nutcrackers that will be displayed have been sponsored by local businesses and a leaflet of the trail will be available.

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Mick Ferris

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