town centre to get two Christmas trees this year
town centre is to get two large Christmas trees during this year's
holiday season to help spread the festive cheer.
councillors decided at a meeting on Monday evening that the main
tree will be located outside the Victoria Hotel, from where Burnham's
Christmas lights will be formally lit up on November 25th (pictured
above last year).
slightly smaller Christmas tree will be introduced for the first
time this year at the southern end of the town centre next to the
water feature and flag pole opposite the B&M store besides the
junction with Pier Street and Abingdon Street.
the trees will be funded by the Town Council, as normal, with the
main tree costing around £250 and the second tree around £200-£150.
Monday's Town Projects Committee meeting, Victoria Hotel publican
Shaun McCann explained that he is keen to see the tree continuing
to be located there and that he'd supply the electricity to light
the tree free of charge.
Clerk Tatiana Cant explained that several locations in the town
centre had been considered to "spread the festive cheer as
wide and as fairly as possible."
Harvey expressed concern that the high winds could make the second
tree more vulnerable near the fountain, but that it would support
the "plastic palace" skating rink during the Xmas season.
unanimously voted in favour of two Christmas trees. A tree will
also be located in Highbridge next to the Community Centre as usual
in Market Street.