A year ago Bridgwater people were lamenting the lack of the town centre Christmas tree which had been removed because of fear of vandalism. A Facebook campaign started by Westover resident Steve Coram via the popular site ‘Bridgwater Past and Present’ for the reinstatement of the tree was so well supported that Westover Councillors took the issue to the Town Council and gained a reprieve for the festive greenery.
Cllr Brian Smedley, who took the motion to the town council after promising this to members of the Facebook site, said “The Bridgwater Christmas tree is back and that’s thanks to the people who campaigned for this and the town council for listening to them. What’s really important is people respecting the tree and it not getting vandalised. “
Today workers were installing the new Christmas tree on the Cornhill in preparation for it’s participation in the Christmas lights switch on which is scheduled for this Friday (21st November) at 6pm by Mayor of Bridgwater and Westover Councillor Steve Austen as part of the Snowflakes and Shopping event which will also see squibbing on the Cornhill and town centre shops staying open for a festive bit longer than usual.