I was really pleased to hear that the Council is now planning to have a proper Christmas lights display this year. The last few years have been disappointing despite the best efforts of local traders to do their bit.
I proposed back in February that the Council should do something with the Christmas lights and the Conservative opposition budget had an allocation of £30,000.
The Council is going to spent £50,000 on lights and that should enure that we outshine neighbouring Portsmouth. I am sure that the extra shoppers brought in will more than make up the cost and it will give us something to be proud of.