Although it seems a long way off preparations are in hand for the Christmas lights in Brierley Hill High Street.
Previous years have seen problems with the lights being extinguished as mains leads were polled out. Now four new mains points are being installed to prevent a repetition of the trouble. Christmas lights suppliers have also visited the area to draw up an action plan to improve the display this year. Many of the lights are to be refurbished and a bid for funding for new festoon lighting is being drawn up.