It has beenÂ some time since Wednesfield last had a tree of it’s own and recent years have seen lights being put up in a tree in the grounds of St Thomas’ Church on the High Street.
Despite local government cuts across the board, Wednesfield & Fallings Park LNP have managed to secure a 25-30ft (approx) tree that will be located in the plaza in front of the new Library / Community Centre.
Local NeighbourhoodÂ PartnershipÂ Officer Simon Hamilton said:
“We are thrilled that we have been able to secure a Christmas Tree for the community of Wednesfield. It has been some time since the village last had it’s own tree and we are sure that the tree will make Christmas all the more merrier for residents and traders in Wednesfield.
“The tree will be erected in late November and the lights will be turned on during the High Street Christmas lights switch on which takes place on Friday 3rd December and is going to be bigger and better than last year’s event.
“I would likeÂ to thank the following organisations who donated generously to ensure the Christmas tree was possible; Wednesfield Rotary Club, J. Gessey Plumbing & Heating, Ruth Badger, The Gurdwara Temple, Coop Funeral Care, Age UK charity shop, Wednesfield Traders Association and Sainsbury’s of Wednesfield, also a big thank you to WV11.co.uk for their continued support to the Wednesfield & Ashmore Park Community as well as publicising all our events.”
The Christmas Tree will be covered by CCTV from the library to deter any vandalism and it is hoped that a tree will be erected here every year from now on.
Check back soon for news on the 2010 Wednesfield Christmas lights switch on event which is going to be twice as big as last year’s event!
Photo by Steph Jennings / Stuff By Steph.