This Writer is none too keen on the idea of ‘crowdfunding’ Christmas lights – isn’t that what the Tories want? Individuals paying – and paying more – for a service that was previous provided more cheaply with public money?

Either way, aren’t the Tories a gang of Grinches?

Christmas lights have become the latest victims of strict budget cuts imposed by Tory ministers .Cash strapped councils have been forced to pull the plug on festive street lights and Christmas trees across the country.

Other displays have been dramatically scaled back in size because of the spending cuts.

Birmingham’s £50,000 Christmas parade was scrapped this year after the city council slashed its budget by £105m because of government austerity measures.

Dozens of towns and villages are fighting back against the festive blackout by “crowdfunding” popular displays themselves.

Source: ‘Christmas has been cancelled’ as Tory cuts force councils to pull plug on festive street lights and trees – Mirror Online

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