Margate could be facing Christmas tree woe again this year after the group that were organising it have reportedly had to pull out, according to ward councillor Iris Johnston.
Cllr Johnston said she is now putting out an “11th hour” appeal for help but is “not hopeful.”
Last year a fundraiser was launched after it was revealed there would be no Christmas tree in the square.
The town’s tree, which is funded by the Margate mayor and charter trustees, was earmarked for in the Old Town instead.
The decision followed a “shambolic” tree in 2016 that was put in place with just one string of lights.
The display was so appalling that local companies, including Falcon Electrical and Security Ltd, Off The Hook Productions, DAM High Access, Goodwins Power Tools Margate, and CommunityAd Web Ltd, plus residents including schoolgirl Mia Kirkden got together to decorate and light the tree properly.
Last year Falcon Electrical & Security Limited, CommunityAd Web Ltd and Off The Hook Productions stepped in again – raising funds for the tree, lights and installation.
Margate will still have Christmas trees at Turner Contemporary and in the Old Town.
The Margate Town team is also resolving decorative light updates on the High Street and there is a programme of events at Dreamland.
Cllr Johnston said: “Many of us appreciate seeing Cecil Square decorated and this is a big disappointment. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.”