Dozens of street lights in Elton have been fixed by the council after being reported broken.

Andrew Luxton, who is standing for the Conservatives at the local elections, reported that as of the end of February, 33 of the 40-plus street lights in the ward said to have been reported by him have been repaired by the council.  

The new lights will help vulnerable residents more at risk in darker conditions.

Mr Luxton said: “It’s really good that most of the street lights I have reported and consistently chased up have now been fixed.  

“I’ve been pushing on the other 10 which are outstanding, and there are reasons outside of the council’s control as to why they haven’t been able to be fixed yet.  

“I will continue to monitor progress on this and we will do all I can to try to get these lights fixed.” 

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Mr Luxton asked a question at a council meeting on the matter on Wednesday, January 18.

Elton Conservative Cllr councillor Jack Rydeheard has also commended the efforts of Andrew Luxton.  

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He said: “It’s great that we have such an active champion in Elton Ward to fight to fix our broken streetlights."