A PARISH councillor says local people should do more if they want festive lights in Honley.
Tory Royston Rogers, the immediate past president of Holme Valley Business Association, responded following a letter to the Examiner suggesting Christmas cheer should be spread around the Holme Valley and not just Holmfirth.
Honley resident Sharon White made the suggestion.
She said Honley did have a tree with coloured lights.
But that was all it had, she said.
Other villages outside the Holme Valley put on a brilliant show of festive lights.
Mr Rogers suggested the reason Honley had no lights was because no-one was prepared to take on the role of organising them.
He said that Honley residents had not contributed to the fund raising to provide lights.
There had been no volunteers to help put them up in Honley.
Mr Rogers said there were health and safety restrictions on putting lights up on some buildings.
He suggested that the people of Honley got together with their local councillors to set up a lights committee.
He said he could help only those who wanted help.
It was up to local people now, he added.