Facebook users were this morning criticising the fact the tree in the market’s “Glass House” had been stripped prior to 2015.
But now Tony Brown, senior surveyor for Liberata, which manages Pendle’s markets on the council’s behalf, has said the decorations are always taken down before New Year’s Eve, in preparation for January promotions.
He said: “The vast majority of Christmas trees across the borough remain in place until after Twelfth Night.
“The Market Christmas decorations are always taken down each year just before New Year’s Eve, in readiness for the glass box being used for other promotions from early January.
“This year, staff removed the decorations on Tuesday 30th when the market was closed to minimise the risk of injury to members of the public. The tree will be removed on Friday 2nd January and a new display put up.”