@MrsGideon If you don’t like the barriers there, pick 'em up and move them!
Take along a pair of scissors to cut the plastic tags holding the barriers together (quick snip). You may wish to store them beside WHSmith - on the side leading to the skip yard. If you do remove them then please unwrap the tinsel on them and place it on the tree. Can I also suggest that a good time to make such improvements is late at night after a few drinks with friends at a local pub.
But I’m not advocating such behaviour or suggesting that I’ve done it in previous years. What I am saying is don’t expect somebody else to do these simple things for you!
If anybody does move them then please could somebody post where they have been moved to in case anybody asks. And any tip-off as to where the barriers are relocated to should not be regarded as evidence of guilt, I’m sure we will all be on the look out for works of guerilla tree freedom activists operating in the area. (But it would be really helpful to allow the council to reclaim the barriers so that they don’t need to purchase them for a second year).
Note: This post may well self destruct in a few days time.