Decorations need switching off

Christmas trees remain outside South Shields Town Hall
Christmas trees remain outside South Shields Town Hall

HAVING seen the photo of Santa and his sleigh in the Gazette’s Points of View section, along with the remark ‘now the decorations have been taken down and the lights switched off’ – the thing is, they haven’t been!

 Switched off, that is. In fact they haven’t been switched off at all – not even during the day!

 Which makes me wonder how much money the council has wasted leaving these lights switched on in daylight? Also, why are they still lit up on January 6 when Christmas is well and truly over?

 At a time of cutbacks and loss of many essential services, I reckon a fair amount of money has been wasted on this.

 Don’t get me wrong, the lights were lovely (in the dark, that is), but in daylight ? I don’t think so !

Heather Curry,

Lane Corner,

South Shields.