The Christmas tree in Cap de la Vila in Sitges was illuminated again on Tuesday, after municipal workers repaired the damage to the structure as a result of vandalism last Friday night. The Town Council has announced that it will step up security on weekend mornings.
Workers restored cables that had been torn or cut and also repaired the connection boards, which had been vandalised. The damaged plants surrounding the structure have also been replaced. The work was carried out on Tuesday morning, the first working day since the structure was vandalised in the early hours of Saturday morning. On Tuesday afternoon the lights came on again and children were able to get under the structure again, which is one of the options that the tree allows and which has aroused more interest.
Local councillor for festivities and traditions, David Martínez, who had already denounced the uncivil acts on Saturday, celebrated the restoration of the structure on social media.
The local Sitges police will reinforce their presence in Cap de la Vila in the early hours during weekends and public holidays, according to the Town Council. However, they will not be able to maintain a permanent patrol in the vicinity, as it would mean neglecting other areas of the town.
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