A FAILURE to support plans to hang bunting in a North Yorkshire market town to support the royal wedding has been criticised by a councillor.

Coun Andrew Robinson, of Thirsk Town Council, suggested the authority back his idea to hang bunting to mark the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton on April 29.

After the town council failed to support the venture, Coun Robinson said: “It’s a royal wedding. How much effort does it take to put up bunting in the Market Square?”

The town council did suggest it could fly the Union flag from the town hall to mark the wedding.

Coun Jan Marshall said: “Coun Robinson has not got involved in many of the groups on the council trying to improve the town and if he wants to put bunting up let him.”