Wednesfield has been lit up for Christmas, but the high street will now be glowing all year round.

The historic Church of St Thomas has been floodlit while festoon lighting illuminates trees along the high street, which will be twinkling long after the festive season has passed.

It has been funded from the council’s allocation of UK Shared Prosperity Fund money under its Vibrant High Streets theme.

Councillor Craig Collingswood, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “The lighting on trees and at the church have had a wonderful impact on the high street.

“They help bring the area to life after dark making it look more welcoming and feel safer. 

“This is a great example of how everyone working together can make a difference and help our high streets thrive.” 

Ninder Johal, Chair of the City Investment Board, said: “I would like to congratulate the Wednesfield Business Alliance and everyone else involved in bringing this project to fruition with the council and its partners. 

“Their hard work and efforts are bringing smiles to faces which can only be a good thing for the high street.

“I now look forward to seeing what other improvements can be made in the future utilizing other sources of funding such as the Town Deal.”