Due to the “depressing” town Christmas tree, people claim they have a larger one at home.
Another larger tree will be planted in the town center on Monday, according to a council spokesman, which will be paid for with a £1,000 voucher the town won in the 2019 “Revive and Thrive” competition.
“Size does matter,” as the saying goes.
That is especially true for Grimsby residents after the North East Lincolnshire Council unveiled a new Christmas Tree in Riverhead Square.
It was only 10 feet long and had no decorations.
It’s essentially a standard tree with a fence around it.
The artificial – yes, it’s not even real – pre-lit tree has been placed at the edge of the vast square and surrounded by iron railings, according to Grimsby Live. It stands 10ft (3 meters) tall, which is slightly taller than a red telephone box.
Locals, on the other hand, are disgruntled.
“This tree, I have to say, is underwhelming,” Anne Jackson said.
“It doesn’t make me feel festive in the least.”
“We’re used to getting a big tree from Norway in Hull, this is much different, for the wrong reasons,” said another local shopper, who did not give her name.
“To be completely honest, I didn’t even notice it as I walked by.”
“It’s a little underdressed isn’t it?” added Kelvin Clarke, a Grimsby resident.
“I’d like to see it with more embellishments, but I’m sure it looks great lit up at night.”
“It’s a step in the right direction, but to kick off Christmas in the town, I’d like something a little bigger; I didn’t even realize it was there at first.”
According to a council spokesman, another larger tree will be planted in the town center on Monday, with the money coming from a £1,000 voucher the town won in a two-year-old “Revive and Thrive” competition.
We don’t like to speculate here at the Brinkwire, but if the larger tree costs the majority of the £1,000, it appears that this depressing tree was purchased with the leftover cash.
Grimsby Live has reached out to North East Lincolnshire Council for a response.
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