It might horrify some of you, but it’s only about 12 weeks to Christmas!
South Leeds Life has recently received a handful of emails from local residents calling on the council to have lots of Christmas lights in our communities this year.
Local resident Paul Ibbotson has been calling for Dewsbury Road and other parts to be brightened by Christmas lights. He says:
“They brighten up the long winter nights in our area and have been missing for at least three years.”
The council stopped funding Christmas lights outside the city centre as a result of multi-million pound cutbacks, although in some areas local councillors and town councils have contributed to the cost of keeping them going – Yeadon is a recent example. Morley lights are usually backed by Morley Town Council.
Leeds City Council’s budget aims to cut 400 jobs this financial year
as it attempts to save £55 million.
We thought it’d be a good topic for a just-for-fun vote here on South Leeds Life. Would you like to see lots of Christmas lights in South Leeds to celebrate the festive season? Or is it just not a priority in these days of austerity? Take part in our poll below or have your say in the comments section.