A VILLAGE has benefited from a £7,000 boost to its Christmas light display, thanks to its ward councillor.
Christopher Wood, who represents Crofton on Hampshire County Council and Stubbington on Fareham Borough Council, gave £7,000 from his county budget to help pay for the new Christmas lights in Stubbington this year.
A further £1,500 was funded from local traders in the village.
The lights have been welcomed by shoppers.
Stubbington resident Carolyn Heneghan said: ‘The lights are absolutely fabulous, I’ve lived here for 30 years and these are the best I’ve ever seen.’
Hill Head resident Ken Cast said: ‘The lights were becoming slightly tired, the new ones were badly needed and I would like to thank Cllr Wood and the traders for making our village feel festive.’
Cllr Wood, who also volunteered to put them up, said: ‘We’ve collectively contributed over 150 man hours to secure the lights in place. I’m delighted with the results and would like to thank the volunteers who made it possible.’