October 1st, 2016

Street lights of Rubery are back in action

Street lights of Rubery are back in action Street lights of Rubery are back in action
Updated: 3:39 pm, May 06, 2016

STREET lights in Rubery which were out of action for weeks have now been repaired thanks to a local councillor.

Coun Peter McDonald alerted Worcestershire County Council to the problem which he said was causing a serious danger to pedestrians and motorist.

He said the lamps along Callowbridge Road which leads to New Road left a blind bend unlit, putting users at risk of accidents.

Coun McDonald said: “The road has a nasty blind bend just at the point at the entrance to the footpath leading to the shops, making it extremely dangerous in the dark for anyone who has to cross the road at that point.

“It is shameful the council left such a busy road with no lighting – there is no excuse for this, its just common sense that if you have no lighting on a main thoroughfare that consists of a blind bend you are putting people’s lives at risk.”

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “We were unaware of this issue and grateful it has been brought to our attention.

“Our contractor has now resolved the issue.”

* RUBERY residents can have their say on issues affecting their local area at the latest surgery with the village’s councillors.

Coun Peter McDonald and Coun Christine McDonald will be at Rubery Library between 11am and 12.30pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Everyone is welcome to the drop-in session and no appointment is necessary.