05:07PM, Tuesday 11 October 2016
A mystery sum has been donated towards Marlow's Christmas lights by the lorry firm involved in last month's bridge closure.
Marlow Bridge was forced to close for the foreseeable future after a lorry owned by Lithuanian firm Girteka attempted to cross it on Saturday, September 24 — despite being more than 10 times over the weight limit.
The firm has made a donation towards the Christmas lights as a 'gesture of goodwill', but neither Marlow Town Council or Girteka would confirm how much has been donated.
Kristian Kaas Mortensen, a spokesman for Girteka, met with the town council last week and confirmed to the Advertiser that a 'considerable donation' has been made.
Town Mayor Cllr Bob Johnson said: “This donation is entirely separate from the legal settlement for the damage to the bridge, or any other claims in relation to the bridge closure.
"Girteka Logistics has offered us this donation to the Christmas lights fund for the benefit of the whole town."
Mr Mortensen added: "We regret sincerely the damage to Marlow’s bridge and the inconvenience caused to residents and businesses. This donation is made in the spirit of goodwill towards the town, by way of an apology to everyone for what happened."
The Christmas lights are set to be turned on by Bake Off star Mary Berry this year.
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