THE 11th annual Christmas tree festival was held in Warminster over the weekend where over 80 festive trees were on display.

Held in the Minster Church, members of the community including businesses, families and organisations made, decorated and personalised their entries which were on display for all to see over the weekend.

Sylvia Short, member of the church congregation and one of the organisers of the Christmas tree festival said: "The festival went really well as usual and we had a good number of entries from schools, groups and families from the town.

"The flow of people through the church was great, it was really well attended throughout the whole weekend.

"The entertainment from the choirs was also great and enjoyed by all.

"It was our first carol service of the season and it was really nice.

"This is our 11th year of running the festival and it has become quite a tradition in Warminster.

"People tend to think that not a lot goes on in Warminster and they are pleasantly surprised when they see the Christmas tree festival."

The festival takes a lot of planing and the organisers get together months in advance to start the process.

Even entries can take months to come together.

Mrs Short added: "We need to book our space in the church well in advance as the schools also use the space.

"Then it is a case of meeting up again in September which is when we send out the invitations so groups, business or families can book in their entry and start work on it.

"A lot of the entries are personalised to the organisations activity, and do take a lot of work.

"The school entries are always so creative and always have a different theme.

"Warminster Town Council also had an amazing entry this year with a tree made completely out of plastic bottles to promote the town's litter pick. It was called the Salvaged Spruce.

Plans for next year's festival are now underway and entries can be made from September.