By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 20 September 2013 Updated: 20/09 08:55
BROKEN lighting on a popular Winyates walkway near a school could be putting people at risk, a resident has claimed.
Heidi-Jo Conway urged fellow residents to report to Worcestershire County Council that street lamps are not working along the path, which runs between the Winyates Way bus route and Roman Way First School in Colts Lane.
She said: "I have reported it several times via phone and e-mail and the response is always the same, 'it will be fixed in due course'.
"The nights are drawing in now and children use that pathway from the local schools. It is disgusting that the council have left it so long to do something about it."
She added some of them had not worked for six months and she had resorted to using other routes to get home.
"I really don't want it to get to the point where someone is hurt before they pull their fingers out and do their job of maintaining our streets."
A county council spokesman said last week they had been made aware of a problem with one street lamp located between Mordiford Close and Mordiford Close footpath. The lamp had short circuited which affected the power supply, owned by Western Power Distribution, and they expected the repair to be done on or before October 22.
"Following the call from the Redditch Standard one of our patrols carried out a check on Tuesday evening (September 17). This took place in the Winyates area in the vicinity of the school. Our patrol found that two other street lights were unlit and we will be working promptly with Western Power Distribution to get the lights working again as quickly as possible.
"Another light in the area was found unlit on Colts Lane footpath. This was able to be repaired on our visit on Tuesday evening
"We aim to repair and maintain street lighting as quickly as possible and send out patrols every 28 days at each location."
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