IT HAS been a (very) long goodbye to Cardigan’s Christmas lights as far as one disgruntled resident is concerned.

Bridget Hizer has written a letter to the town council suggesting that the town’s festive illuminations have long since worn out their welcome.

She said she took a dim view of Christmas lights still being on display in Bridge Street going into May!

“This is a poor reflection on our town, being the first thing visitors see on coming in,” she said.

“They also give the impression that the council are inept and apathetic.”

Cllr Richard Jones admitted the authority needed to re-organise their Christmas lights display.

“At the moment there is nowhere to store them and work on them,” he told colleagues.

“To be honest some were not in a fit state to be put up this year – no wonder they were tripping.

“At the moment the organising of the lights is a one-man band and we need to sort it out.”

Cllr Jones added that he hoped ongoing talks with the CardiShed Men 2 Men group could prove fruitful.

Town clerk Eleri Maskell confirmed the Bridge Street lights had since been switched off.