So this is... January?

Well you’d never know it gazing out the window from Standard Towers.

It looks more like Christmas.

Why is an oversized Christmas tree still the centre piece in the middle of our swish new market square?

It’s well and truly past Christmas now.

Most people have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions.

The last thing we need is a dying tree wilting all over the market traders on a Tuesday.

Get it down!

Apart from anything it is bad luck and that is the last thing town centre traders need.

We’ve all had plenty of that last year.

Well done to the few shops attempting to push on with the January sales, despite Christmas still hanging around like so much excess flab.