Gedling village will have it’s own brightly lit Christmas tree for the first time this year, thanks to a local teenager.
The lights will be officially turned on this Saturday (6 December) by the Mayor of Gedling and 14-year-old Bethany Lowe who asked for the tree in a letter to Gedling Borough Council.
There have been no Christmas tree or lights installed in the village, although they’ve been set up in major shopping areas like Arnold, Netherfield and Mapperley instead.
In the letter Bethany sent to the council she said:
“I am just one of the many girls and boys in the village who love Christmas and enjoy seeing places looking as beautiful as possible.”
“It would be lovely to see Gedling brightened up with some more festive fairy lights and perhaps a Christmas tree to make Gedling more inviting and cheerful for residents and visitors.”
Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth was so moved by the letter she asked other council members to see if there was anything that could to bring the festive spirit to Gedling village.
Councillor Hollingsworth said: “I was so impressed that she cared enough to write to me
“Gedling Borough and Nottinghamshire County Council Officers have worked incredibly hard to achieve this at such short notice.”