Sir;- This year, Farsley Christmas lights switch on, as already reported, was a great success.
Many thanks must go to the Farsley folk and local businesses for donating toward the cost this year. Prices for everything had gone up and we were looking at a black hole.
Thankfully, people in Farsley and businesses donated, and as a result, we will have some funds to put toward the planned celebrations for the coronation of HM King Charles III.
There was however, one difficulty in that we were swamped with unwanted street traders. Grateful thanks must go to our stewards, security and to the police for helping out.
However the Council must take a stronger line – it isn’t on for my volunteers and stewards to deal with aggressive street traders supposedly brandishing licences. I have asked that we get more support from the licensing department.
Cllr Andrew Carter, Farley Lights Committee