A TEENAGER from Higham is determined to spread Christmas cheer this month - and she’s taken it upon herself to brighten up the area.

During the pandemic, Higham Cricket Club came up with the idea of purchasing festive lighting for the village to lift residents’ spirits.

They’ve spent almost £10,000 over the last three years, but after receiving a quote from Barnsley Council who usually help with setting up the lighting, they decided to stop the scheme.

That’s why 16-year-old Alice Jepson has decided to take Christmas into her own hands in the area.

Her grandma, Beryl Mosley, told the Chronicle: “Normally at Christmas we have lots of lights on the lampposts.

“But it doesn’t look like this will happen now and my granddaughter was very upset about it.

“She said that it won’t look like Christmas in the area anymore.

“She’s made a number if four-foot-high Christmas figures to place around the village.

“I’m so proud of her.”