Concerns have been raised that Ledbury Town Council will neither foot the bill not shoulder the responsibility when it comes to insurance for the Christmas Lights switch on.

Until recently, the Christmas Lights Working Party came under the umbrella of the town council, but this is no longer the case.

At present, the working party is largely run by volunteers and local traders; but demands are growing for the town council to once again have responsibility for the working party.

Feelings are running high following a recent statement in the minutes of the town’s environmental and leisure committee that “Ledbury Council does not have any responsibility for the public liability insurance for the Christmas Lights”

This was because “the working party no longer existed under the auspice of the council, but as an outside body”.

The council “were not able to provide public liability insurance for the Christmas lights event”, which takes place at the end of November and attracts hundreds of people to the town centre.

But a member of the Christmas Lights Working Party, Brenda Hill, has told the town council she will resign unless the working party once more comes under the wing of the town council.

The town council, is now “looking into alternative ways of how the council could assist with the insurance for the event”.