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Not ‘treemendous’, Council Leader says Centregreat’s Christmas effort is ‘rubbish’

Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader Andrew Morgan has criticised the state of Christmas trees that have been put up this year

Councillor Andrew Morgan has publicly criticised the contractor responsible for supplying and erecting Christmas trees for the council at locations across the county at principal town centres.

He said he was furious that yet again the company, Centregreat street lighting, has supplied what he described as “rubbish” and said that “residents deserved better.”

He posted pictures of trees on social media of trees in Aberdare and Treorchy but also highlighted ones in Mountain Ash and Tonypandy.

The leader Tweeted to Centregreat: “I’m really disappointed in the quality of Christmas trees supplied for RCT town centres yet again. Last year you had to replace several after I complained.

“This year is as bad – think we better look for a new contractor in future as RCT residents deserve better.”

Councillor Morgan said: “Following my complaints in previous years, the contractors were warned several months ago to make sure the trees supplied are fit for purpose. Residents who have seen the photos of the Christmas trees and messaged me certainly don’t think they are.

“The council pays good money for trees in each of the principal towns, and as such residents deserve, and I expect, better than we are getting.”

Centregreat has been approached for comment.

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