UKs unhappiest town is an intimidating s***hole with Scrooge-like council

A town in England has been branded the UK's "unhappiest town" after locals blasted the area as being an "intimidating s***hole" with little Christmas cheer.

The council in charge of running Boston, Lincolnshire, have reportedly refused residents the chance to celebrate Christmas with any cheer, not bothering to put up any lights.

Despite the lack of lights, it appears that the £20,000 the council "wasted" on a plastic Christmas tree in the town centre has done little to placate those that want a bit of festive fun.

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One resident spoke of the town with little love, labelling the place a "s***hole."

Chip shop worker Charlotte Heaton said: "Boston is a s***hole. I would love to leave but I can't leave because my family are here. Who would be happy living here?

"There's nothing for the kids to do and the only park in town is full of broken play equipment. It can be an intimidating place.

"On days off there’s nowhere to go, nothing to do so we end up going for treat days to Nottingham. I've lived here all my life and the only reason I stay is because my parents are still here."

Boston was recently ranked as the unhappiest town in the country after a poll of more than 300 towns and cities was ranked.

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Mark Pearce, a café owner in the area, said: "Electrical companies offered to donate new lights and shops have said they'd chip in to help pay for electricity but it was still no, no, no. People are really disappointed.

"They’ve spent more than £20,000 on a plastic tree which is a huge amount of money. The council is failing to achieve things they should be achieving, and they’ve behaved like Scrooge this year over the tree."

Boston Borough Council have hit back at complaints by saying they simply cannot afford it due to funding cuts, with town Mayor Councillor Anne Dorrian labelling the situation a "complete and utter omnishambles."

Council Leader Paul Skinner has said, however, that a "brand new fully-lit and decorated Christmas tree" will be purchased for the town centre, The Sun reported.

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