Sun-fuelled festive fairy lights

A pair of parish councils are attempting to go green this festive season by using solar powered Christmas lights.

Aldercar and Langley Mill Parish Council is to have 40 sunlight powered sets of lights on trees installed along Cromford Road, Derby Road and Station Road to save on electricity costs and to help the environment. Clerk Sheena Trower, said: “They’re excellent, they are the same type used at Liverpool’s football stadium!”

Ripley Town Council is to install solar lights in Marehay, Ambergate and Heage.