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Harold Hill residents left angered after photo shows Christmas tree looking in a sorry state

PUBLISHED: 14:46 09 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:46 09 December 2016

Residents have been disappointed to see how the tree is looking, Picture: Lewis Green.

Residents have been disappointed to see how the tree is looking, Picture: Lewis Green.

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Aggrieved residents have called on the council to do more for their area after the town centre’s Christmas tree was snapped lopsided and without half its lights.

The tree in Harold Hill which was erected a few weeks ago appears to have been vandalised but the picture has sparked a feeling among some that the area is an “after thought” for Havering Council.

Some have pointed out how even the star on top of the tree is no longer there.

Comments on social media have varied from calling the condition of the tree a “disgrace”, “awful” and a “waste of space”.

A Havering Council spokesman has confirmed they are aware of the problem.

He said: “As of last Friday, the tree was in a good condition and this is our first call about it.

“However, it is our responsibility and we will send a contractor out as soon as possible to check it and carry out maintenance work.”

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