It will feel very festive in Stroud again this year as free Christmas trees are being given to businesses to spruce up the town centre.
Every year the Town Council has given trees to business owners to put outside their shops and companies and this year it will do the same. It is even ensuring there is help with lights to decorate them and replacement batteries.
Shop keepers in the main streets and Cornhill area are asked to apply and tell their fellow traders about the scheme. The trees will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
The aim is to make the town look its best for Christmas shoppers.
The trees will be supplied by Jon Whittaker of Colors. A £10 charge is required for Jon to deliver and install each tree and then remove it at the end of the season. Replacement batteries for existing lights cost £12.50, new battery/mains lights cost £17.50 but people can use their own lights.
Anyone wishing to apply should email [email protected] by Monday October 30, including the business address, a contact number or email address, the number of trees requested and if any lights or replacement batteries are needed.