Christmas tree ‘exclusion zone’ U-turn

Image caption Derby City Council has removed the “exclusion zone” around the tree

A council has admitted “its been” “over cautious” when it invested a widely-ridiculed cordon around a Christmas tree for public safety.

Derby City Council told you so formed the “exclusion zone” in Market Place to “enable people to view the tree at a safe distance”.

People complained it was “a disgusting mess” and “not holiday at all”.

Most of the metal fencing has now been removed but a smaller barrier remains around the tree.

Image caption There is still a obstacle around the tree

The council said in a statement: “As is particularly so every year, we evaluate the risk assessments related to the city Christmas medals based on current health and safety legislation.

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