A busy village got into the festive spirit with stalls, carols – and a new set of Christmas lights.
Traders in Lindley and Kirklees Council shared the £3,000 cost of 600 new clear white lights which have been strung above shop doorways along the length of Lidget Street.
The energy-efficient bulbs replace the multi-coloured lights that have featured in recent years. They were switched on for the first time last night to coincide with an outdoor Christmas event featuring stalls, arts and crafts, street performers and carols from Lindley School Choir and Lindley Community Choir.
Lindley Community Group worked with Kirklees Council’s traffic management team to organise the temporary closure of Lidget Street for the event.
Liberal Democrat ward councillor Cahal Burke, who chairs Lindley Community Group and helped secure funding for this year’s Christmas lights, said: “The village was buzzing.
“This was an excellent opportunity for people in Lindley to come together and show their support for our local shops and businesses. It’s a special time of the year.”
Mandy Horner, of furniture, furnishings and accessories store Manjo Home, said: “The independent businesses in Lindley are striving to offer the best shopping experience, so we are all working together to promote what Lindley has to offer.”