Step up and support shops

I so agree with Anne Faragher about Berwick's pathetic Christmas tree.

Sunday, 17th December 2017, 8:00 am

The Rotary tree at Golden Square looks wonderful; the tree on the Guildhall steps practically invisible.

Not so many years ago, the top windows of the Guildhall were illuminated at Christmas and gave the area a real “Victorian Christmas” feel, which chimed well with the surrounding old buildings.

What has happened to the overhead curtain lights which so improved West Street?

I realise times are hard for traders, so Berwick council please step up to the plate and give these shops, which put up lights, a small reduction in council tax, or a small sum towards electricity costs.

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By the way, LED lights are cheap to run.

I am sure the council will have a reserve and for my money it should be spent to improve the town centre, to entice shoppers in.

So back to the scruffy tree on the Guildhall steps – if the council can’t improve on it they’d be better removing it.

M Trainer

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