Harold Hill’s Christmas tree star will not be replaced after it was ‘broken by vandals’

PUBLISHED: 10:08 12 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:22 12 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.


Vandals were to blame for the sorry state Harold Hill’s Christmas tree was pictured in, according to the council.

On Friday, a Havering Council contractor visited the town centre and reported vandals had broken the top of the tree and the lighted star.

It comes after a picture was posted on social media of the poor condition the tree was in, with many quick to criticise the council for its efforts.

Contractors will be sent out again early this week to rectify the damage but the spokesman confirmed the star at the top of the tree will not be replaced in case vandals return.

He added: “The vandals have managed to break the lighted star from the top of tree and break at least 1.5ft from the top of the tree.

“The tree lights have also been vandalised, at least two to three string of lights are broken and a number of the lights have been pulled from the tree.”

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