A proposal is being made to transfer the provision of Christmas lights from the council to community in Argyll and Bute.
The local authority allocated £300,000 at its budget meeting to phase out council funding over the next three years.
In a report before Thursday’s Environment Development and Infrastructure Committee, Jim Smith, head of roads and amenity services, writes: “It it is suggested that the council actively seeks to use the three year period, where budget has been allocated, to transfer the provision of festive lighting from the council to the community, with the council supporting this transition.
“Communities are able to access funding through grants, community trusts, windfarm community funds etc, which are unavailable to the council.”
Officers recommend that the committee agrees that the council engage with the community to transfer festival lighting to the community by no later than 2018/19.