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PHOTOS: This Christmas tree has gone up in Camborne...

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:11pm 14th November 2017. (Updated at 7:30am 15th November 2017)

People in Camborne have been taking to social media to share their frustration... over the town's Christmas tree.

The festive decorations have been put up in the town ahead of this weekend's Christmas light switch-on.

But locals don't seem to be too impressed by the cone-shaped centre piece.

Instead of a real Christmas tree, a large fake on has been put on display and it doesn't have any branches.

The papers are branding it the worst in the country - but that might be a little bit extreme right?

camborne christmas tree

Even bosses from Camborne BID say they are disappointed with the tree and have complained to their supplier.

But unfortunately it can't be changed and we'll just have to put it up with the ice-cream like attraction for this year.

Local comedian Steve Heller has even been getting in on the fun...

Mel Martin, BID Camborne Manager, said: "We too are disappointed with this year's Christmas tree and have complained to our supplier - it certainly doesn't meet the quality standard we had hoped for and expected, but we cannot change it for 2017.

"We did look into buying a real tree, but the total cost of supply, installation, removal and disposal was unfortunately well beyond the budget available.

"There are also health and safety Issues with a real tree in this location which need partner support to resolve. Using last year's artificial tree wasn't an option either as it had been damaged from people trying to climb it.

"Given the passion people are showing about the town tree, BID would like to involve the businesses and the public in the tree choice for 2018. We'll think about how best to do this and let everyone know."

camborne christmas tree

Sharron Lipscombe-Manley, BID Camborne Chair, said: "The BID team is very disappointed with this tree as it wasn't what we were expecting. We have been assured that once the tree is lit it will look different and we're determined not to let it ruin our celebrations in Camborne.

"Free parking should be a big draw and the lights, the Christmas guide, Santa's grotto and the effort local businesses are putting into decorating their shops will all help attract the crowds and create a great community spirit.

"We look forward to switching on the lights on Saturday 18 November at 4.30pm and wish everyone a very happy Camborne Christmas."

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