It’s the job everyone hates – but it’s got to be done – and today Penarth Council workmen were busy removing all the Christmas decorations from the three trees on the Clock Roundabout .
It has to be said that the innovative triple Christmas-tree layout on the roundabout has been a resounding success – and has been much admired by residents and visitors alike – a great improvement on the old scary big single tree of previous Christmasses which – year after year – appeared to lean dangerously out of perpendicular.
The standard of tree-decoration and lighting – carried out by Hamptons this time – has also been far better than that of previous years. No doubt this will now become the format for Christmas 2017 .
The taking down the Christmas decorations is – by tradition – supposed to happen by Twelfth Night – but last year there was much criticism of Penarth Town Council’s tardiness in taking down the Christmas lights and the fact that the Christmas Tree wasn’t removed until January 28th 2016. This year things have seemed much slicker and better organised .