Keen to brighten things up

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

CHRIST­MAS might seem a dis­tant mem­ory for many, but one An­gus coun­cil­lor is al­ready on the cam­paign trail in a bid to brighten up his town cen­tre for the next fes­tive sea­son.

To m m y Ste­wart, In­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lor for Mon­trose and Dis­trict, said he was re­spond­ing to com­plaints made over the last few years about the Christ­mas tree sit­u­ated at the Town House.

Mr Ste­wart is try­ing to find out if the Mon­trose com­mu­nity wants to stick with a tra­di­tional tree or go for a more mod­ern, metal con­struc­tion.

An­gus Coun­cil no longer funds Christ­mas lights, but it does sup­ply Christ­mas trees to all the burghs.

Mr Ste­wart or­gan­ises the Christ­mas Spec­tac­u­lar in Mon­trose High Street and i s chair­man of the Santa Claus in Mon­trose char­ity, which has do­nated nearly £10,000 to l ocal causes. He said: “I want to find out the thoughts of the Mon­trose pub­lic about get­ting a tree sim­i­lar to those in Lau­rencekirk and St Cyrus. It is metal and cov­ered in lights.”

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