RESIDENTS in a Helensburgh street have been left in the dark over plans to fix broken street lights which have been out for more than two months.

Lampposts in Lochranza Drive have been without power since October due to a cabling fault, leaving the entire street in complete darkness.

Repair works finally started this week, but neighbours are disappointed at the lack of information or solution from Argyll and Bute Council.

Donna O’Lynn told the Advertiser: “A lot of people have complained and nothing has been done. They haven’t been round and informed any of us.

“It’s now starting to get dark earlier, it’s icy with the cold weather and there are a lot of elderly people in the area.

“It’s really unacceptable how long they are taking to deal with it.”

Donna said she had received a response from the council suggesting that the issues were “more difficult than first thought” and that maintenance teams had been busy setting up the Christmas lights in the town.

She added: “If they knew it was a bigger problem then they could have been dealing with it a lot sooner. They should be prioritising this now that the lights are up.

“There are a lot of dog walkers and youngsters as well, it’s pitch black and it’s an accident waiting to happen, god forbid anyone gets run over.

“There is a whole heap of health and safety concerns, of which the council so far has given no regards to, nor have they even sent letters to us all explaining why the lights are out or even given a heads up as to when they’ll return.

“A week, two weeks or even three we could put up with but now we’re heading in to our third month and still no lighting.

“Why couldn’t they have provided an alternative, like a generator, as a temporary lighting system? It would have been better than having no lighting at all.”

A council spokesperson confirmed repair works for Lochranza Drive were scheduled to begin on site this week.