Bexley Council to put Christmas tree up in Welling High Street this week

News Shopper: The Christmas Tree will be erected by the end of the week The Christmas Tree will be erected by the end of the week

BEXLEY Council is putting up a Christmas tree in Welling after a community group failed to use a grant for decorations.

Last year the Welling Town Partnership used the £2,000 from the council on a 20ft tree with lights in Welling High Street however this year the grant has gone untouched.

Frustrated traders and residents have questioned why there are no Christmas decorations in the area.

A Bexley Council spokesman said: "The Welling Town Partnership has been given access to a grant for this kind of use but at present the funds have not been used.

"As Christmas approaches and to acknowledge the completion of the Welling corridor public realm works, we have taken the decision to purchase a Christmas tree for the town, along with tree lights and barriers.

"In fairness to other towns in the borough that have used their grants for Christmas decorations, we plan to use funding for this from some of the Partnership grant." 

A spokesman for Welling Town Partnership was unavailable for comment.

The tree will be up by the end of the week at the junction of Welling High Street and Danson Crescent junction.

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4:23pm Tue 10 Dec 13

brad25577 says...

Finally....Tescos in welling have decided to place a tree outside the shop with barriers but they got told off for it last year
Finally....Tescos in welling have decided to place a tree outside the shop with barriers but they got told off for it last year brad25577

9:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

spamface says...

They've now put a tree up on Welling Corner where they used to have the nice raised garden with Cannon on top which they dug up and still seems to be half-finished with just a couple of concrete blocks put there for people to sit on whilst waiting for it to be finished. The tree blends in nicely with the 'building site' look of that area
They've now put a tree up on Welling Corner where they used to have the nice raised garden with Cannon on top which they dug up and still seems to be half-finished with just a couple of concrete blocks put there for people to sit on whilst waiting for it to be finished. The tree blends in nicely with the 'building site' look of that area spamface

10:56pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Carolyn L says...

Welling is the poor relation when it comes to Christmas street lighting. Even Blackfen, which has a much smaller shopping area, has lights. Come on Bexley Council bring some Christmas cheer to the streets of Welling.
Welling is the poor relation when it comes to Christmas street lighting. Even Blackfen, which has a much smaller shopping area, has lights. Come on Bexley Council bring some Christmas cheer to the streets of Welling. Carolyn L

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