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Christmas and wishing trees


Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council are pleased to fund the Christmas trees on Ingatestone High Street in addition to the Market Place tree.

The 46 smaller Christmas trees have been mounted along the length of the High Street above the shops for the past 23 years becoming a regular fixture for the Ingatestone winter street scene. We would like to thank JPB Landscapes and Spectrum Electrical for helping make the High Street so magical at Christmas time. 

The parish council also installed a 20ft Christmas Tree in the Market Place following the huge success of the inaugural tree in 2020. Children from both the junior school and the local brownies group were invited to decorate the tree with their own handmade baubles and pine cones, we would like to thank the children for their wonderfully creative designs. Additional thanks must also go to Kennady's who granted the council access to their electricity supply to light the tree.

Along with the traditional Christmas tree in Ingatestone Market Place, this year there will also be a 'wishing tree'. The wishing tree is to help the Carers of Home Instead and the families of SNAP charity. 

The wishing tree will have baubles on it, each one has a description of someone helping families, saying a Christmas gift they are wishing for. 

If you can please take a bauble, buy the gift and then return it and the wish tag to the Ginger Tree in an unsealed gift bag, no later than 14 December so that it can be delivered for Christmas. 

We would like to express thanks to our new councillor, Lee Emmett for creating the wishing tree. 


Christmas and wishing trees