Bingley is getting new Christmas lights with the first batch ready in time for the Festive Fayre and Lights Switch on at the end of November.

The lights have been funded by £4,000 from Bingley Town Council.  It has responded to residents’ wishes for better illuminations after only two trees in the market place were lit last year.

The town council has arranged for dud lights to be removed and new, white lights strung in ten trees.

The project has been spearheaded by Bingley Town Council chairman Terry Brown.

Vice chairwoman, Ros Dawson said it is hoped that these first steps are just the beginning of improving Bingley’s illuminations.

Cllr Dawson said: “The council is new and this year we have managed to make a start on the lights.  However, replacing the old bulbs and adding new ones is a big undertaking.  We will be continuing the planning in January to ensure that for Christmas 2017 Bingley has lights to be proud of.  We are acting on requests from many residents who want better and more beautiful lights.  Brightening up the town at Christmas will also hopefully encourage more people to come and enjoy Bingley and shop here.”

The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm on Saturday, 26th November as part of the Christmas Fayre.