Twelfth night: How to lose your Christmas tree

Another public service announcement.

Redbridge Council will collect your Christmas tree from your house, and take it away for composting. And in a move which Wansteadium likes very much indeed, you can request the collection online by entering your details at this page: Request Green Waste Collection.

Once booked, trees should be collected within 10 days, though you will have to leave the tree at the edge of your property, which always looks a bit rubbish. But it’s a pretty good alternative to getting pine needles in the boot.