Children in Broughton Moor received an unexpected treat this Easter, in the form of a lovely decorated Easter egg.

Chairman of Broughton Moor Parish Council, Councillor Thomas Armstrong said the one-off gesture was to compensate the children for not having a Christmas tree.

He said: “We didn’t have the Christmas tree up because of Corona and the bungalow where we usually put it was in the process of being sold, so as a one-off gesture the Parish Council decided to issue Easter eggs to all the village children.”

The eggs were decorated by Councillor Marjorie Harrison and were collected from the front of the village hall from 3pm to 6pm on Good Friday, from Councillors Marjorie Harrison, Thomas Armstrong and David Sharp.

To observe social distancing and stay within restrictions people could not go into the village hall.

Cllr Harrison said: “It was lovely to see the children’s faces, they were over the moon with their decorated eggs.”

There will be a tree in the usual place this Christmas.