Lights installed in trees in the Charlotte Street conservation area were tonight (Sunday 7 March 2010) being taken down by contractors after a campaign by local residents to have them removed succeeded. Fitzrovia News previously reported that the lights had been installed in a conservation area without public consultation and without advice from Camden Council’s arboricultural officers.
The lights were installed to welcome Christmas shoppers as part of an initiative by local businesses and Camden Council. The move was not welcomed by many residents and described as an act of vandalism by some residents.
Background to this story: http://fitzrovianews.com/2010/02/28/fitzrovia-trees-vandalised-for-fairy-lights/