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A Better Christmas Tree for Butt Lane

Councillor_Kyle_Robinson_Butt_Lane_Christmas_TreeA Butt Lane Christmas Tree has been given thumbs up by local residents after Councillors intervened to improve it.  In December 2012, contractors were accused of ‘sloppy workmanship’ after throwing up a string of lights to cover a 12ft Christmas tree.  Butt Lane Councillors led a local campaign to push the contractors to put the problem right. 

Following on from meetings in the summer between Officers, Councillors and the contractor a better quality tree and lights have been put in place. 

Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Elsie Bates  and Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Stubbs jointly released a statement: “Butt Lane should have a Christmas tree to brighten up the area.  It’s only fair, because Kidsgrove Town Centre has numerous festive lights and Butt Lane doesn’t.”

Kyle says: “The Tree is a million times better this year and we deserve a decent tree in Butt Lane.  I am pleased Newcastle Borough Council has decided to put us first and it shows they do care about the thoughts of our local residents.  I am now working to have some weeding and tidying up done around the patio area over the next few days.  I also would like to put a star or angel on the tree but I am not sure if I can reach because the tree is so big.  You can see the new lights twinkling all the way down Cedar Avenue.”