RESIDENTS locked in a row over Christmas lights are being asked to show goodwill ... and settle the argument among themselves.
The plea came from Kirklees Council officials after complaints about the festive decorations outside Jason Diamond's house in Dirker Avenue, Marsden, reported on the front page of yesterday's Examiner.
Neighbours said the all-night show, with illuminated Santas and reindeer, was keeping their children awake.
A spokesman for Kirklees Council said a complaint had been made but that he hoped the residents could resolve their differences themselves.
"We have no powers to deal with light pollution and we have told the complainant this," he explained.
Thirty-one-year-old Mr Diamond set up the decorations on his council house to amuse his six children and other youngsters in the area.
A spokesman for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing said that action could be taken if the situation worsened.
"We are investigating the matter and, before the weekend, we understood that both parties made an agreement to resolve the problem."
As the lights have been hung on a council property, the authority could act if complaints continued.
"Although there is nothing in the tenancy agreement that is specific to Christmas lights, we will see what action we can take with regard to our policies and procedures if the situation continues."