11th December 2019

High Sheriff of Wiltshire visits BoA Christmas Tree Festival

For the past few years, Holy Trinity Church in the centre of Bradford on Avon has hosted a week long Christmas Tree Festival, and last weeks was as spectacular as ever with no less than 8o trees on display.

Our Mayor, Cllr Simon McNeill-Ritchie and former Mayor, Cllr Alex Kay, invited the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, David Scott and his wife Letitia, along to the church to meet with volunteer organiser John Cox and Revd Canon Joanna Abecassis.

The 80 trees showcased the town’s incredible resource of volunteers and community groups and were admired throughout the week by hundreds of people including locals, tourists, passers by and those attending the many musical events held throughout the week as part of the festival.

Cllr Alex Kay, who chairs the Environment and Planning Committee as well as the community’s Climate Emergency Steering Group said:

“We had a superb and interesting tour of the festival, along with insightful sharing of Holy Trinity Church‘s history and refurbishment. The Christmas Tree Festival was particularly lovely this year with many trees expressing environmental themes including reduce, re-use, recycle, handmade and protection of nature – including the Town Council’s own tree themed on biodiversity.”

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Photos Lydia Booth Photography