Greystones Christmastree vandalised
GREYSTONES Christmas tree has already been vandalised.
The warnings of the pessimists who said that the local gurriers wouldn’t be able to keep their hands off it have sadly proven true.
The tree with its 36 lights was officially turned on last week by Greystones Town Commissioners.
Wicklow County Council had provided the tree, the lights and the labour to erect it outside the station where it could be enjoyed by all.
A much bigger crowd turned out for that occasion on a wet night than was expected and since then many people have said what a good idea this was.
However twelve bulbs had to be replaced on the first night and by Saturday night it was complete lights out.
Louis Brennan Town Clerk said that 36 new bulbs have been purchased and they will try to keep the tree going up to Christmas, but after that it would be hard to justify the spending of the public money.
He said the council would certainly have second thoughts about spending money to beautify Greystones.
Not alone had they unscrewed the bulbs but the thieves pulled the branches and the cable down to their height.
He said there was some danger for those who did this.
Mr Brennan was also critical of the parents in Greystones.
They must realise if their children came home with coloured bulbs of full size to light up their Christmas parties there was a strong likelihood they had not been purchased.