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Christmas tree planted in village as focal point for festive celebrations

A Christmas tree has been planted in Lightmoor as a focal point for festive celebrations in the village for years to come.

Bournville Village Trust planted the Nordmann fir tree in Woodlands Park in the village, which is home to over 1,000 people.  Nordmann fir trees can reach between 40 and 60 feet and provide food and a habitat for lots of different birds and animals.

The Lightmoor tree planting follows a long-held tradition of a Christmas tree light switch on in Bournville, Birmingham.  

The Bournville Christmas tree was planted back in 1948 and every year Bournville Village Trust covers the cost of fitting the lights and the electricity, while local residents organise a lights switch on event – bringing members of the community together in celebration.

Fleur Hemming, Lightmoor Estates & Stewardship Manager at Bournville Village Trust, said: “We’re delighted to start this tree tradition in Lightmoor and we can’t wait to see the Christmas tree grow over the coming years.”

Bournville Village Trust is a community-based housing association and registered charity. Its mission is to create and sustain communities where people can thrive.

The charity provides services to 8,000 homes and 25,000 people in Birmingham and Telford. For more information about Bournville Village Trust, go to www.bvt.org.uk

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