Christmas decorations taken from town planters

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BUCKINGHAM Town Council has contacted the Advertiser after Christmas decorations were removed from two of the four planters outside the sorting office in Market Hill.

For several years a private citizen has funded Christmas decorations for the planters in the town centre – four in the bus station, six in the Bull Ring, three outside the White Hart, four outside the sorting office and the cattle trough in the Cattle Pens.

A town council spokesman said: “We normally put them up on the Saturday we light the lights and tree and have the carol service. It isn’t always easy, but we do our best – most winter shrubs have prickles!

“We generally lose a few to weather and accident, but most years we get about 75 per cent back, sometimes more.

“On Saturday night all four planters outside the post office were decorated with baubles and bead strings, wired on to the plants, and a bauble ‘lollipop’.

“By Monday morning, all that was left in the two nearest to Clays was one broken bauble.”

The spokesman said the donor, who is upset, is unwilling to fund replacements.