Can you help put up Christmas trees in the precinct on Sunday?

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Putting up Christmas trees in Crosspool  precinct

It’s that time of year again when we need your assistance to put up the Christmas trees in the precinct.

Valleyside Garden Centre has agreed to the deliver them to Direct Travel this Sunday, 3 December, at 10am.

Any help, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. Please bring a pair of gloves.

Over 175 Christmas trees recycled

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees for recycling
Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees for recycling

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas tree for recycling on Sunday.

Over 175 trees were shredded. They’ll be used to create a path on Hagg Copse and for biofuel.

Money raised from your generous contributions will help provide planters for the precinct, trees and go towards paying for a new bench.

On behalf of all who have and will benefit from their kindness, a big big thank you to Andrew (Complete Tree Solutions) and to Paul at (Direct Travel) for the use of the car park. Please reciprocate their kindness by supporting these local services.

Crosspool residents bring their trees for shredding and recycling

Shredding Christmas trees this morning
Shredding Christmas trees on Sunday

Thanks to everyone who brought their tree down for recycling on Sunday and made a small donation.

Shredding and recycling was carried out by our local tree specialist and firewood supplier Andy Fisher of Complete Tree Solutions.

The donated money went towards the recycling of the trees and the purchase of the new LED lights which could be seen on the trees in the precinct over Christmas.

A big thank you goes to all our local businesses for their continued support displaying the Christmas trees each year and also to the team of volunteers who helped put them up and take them down.

Thanks for all your Christmas trees

Shredding Christmas trees
Shredding Christmas trees

Andrew Fisher and his crew of volunteers worked tirelessly for an hour and half shredding Christmas trees this afternoon to raise funds for the Crosspool Forum.

Over 120 trees were left by residents outside Direct Travel, with quite a number being over 8ft tall.

Money raised will help provide hanging baskets and floral displays in the Crosspool precinct.

On behalf of all who have and will benefit from their kindness, a big big thank you to Andrew (Complete Tree Solutions) and to Paul at (Direct Travel) for the use of the car park.

Please reciprocate their kindness by supporting these local services.

Christmas Fayre, Christmas trees and Christmas disco this weekend in Crosspool

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Christmas trees are going up in the precinct on Sunday

Three events mark the start of Christmas festivities in Crosspool this weekend.

On Saturday 1 December from 10am-2pm Crosspool WI hosts a Christmas Fayre in Lounge@Crosspool cafe. Pop along for craft stalls, refreshments, homemade cakes and their great Crosspool bake-off!

On Sunday morning the Christmas trees will be going up in the precinct above our local shops. So look out for them when you pass through next week.

And on Sunday afternoon from 1.30-3.30pm there’s a Christmas disco for children between 3-11 years at St Columba’s church hall. Father Christmas will bring a present for every child and refreshments and nibbles will be served.

Christmas trees go up in precinct this weekend – can you help?

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Help put lights on the precinct Christmas trees on Sunday

This weekend Crosspool Forum will be putting up 20 Christmas trees above shops in the precinct. It will be the seventh year that our local shops have been decorated with them.

The plan is to put them up in the precinct this Sunday, 27 November. If you an hour spare and would like to help with placing the Christmas lights on the trees, pop along to the area outside Direct Travel at 9.30am. We’d love to see you there!

Christmas trees go up in precinct

Earlier on today, volunteers and the Crosspool Forum committee met to put up illuminated Christmas trees above shops in the precinct.

It is the sixth year that Crosspool shops have been decorated with Christmas trees. As the photos below show, thankfully the team was blessed with fine weather compared to last year’s driving sleet!

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