Neighbours remain in the dark in a city suburb as the wait goes on for an important street light to shine again.

People living in Church View Close, Sprowston, had part of their road dug up near the cut-through to Blenheim Road in December by Anglian Water.

Anglian Water had said it was liaising with UK Power Networks and expected the light to be switched on early in the week starting February 12.

However, those living nearby are still waiting, leaving some to fear walking down the cut-through.

Norwich Evening News:

Pauline Peters lives near the broken street light and has branded the response "hopeless".

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The 80-year-old said: "The light still isn't working, even though they said it would be back on last week.

"We're still in the dark here and it's not even like there's been workman around here doing any checks in preparation.

Norwich Evening News:

"It's just hopeless - I've had to buy a head torch for the time being to see better there.

"It's scary for us older people going down there - someone could be hiding in the hedges and could jump out - you just don't know, but it's not safe.

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"I thought about not paying my council tax in the hope it might give them a nudge but I'm sure it's unlikely to help."

Norwich Evening News:

Norfolk County Council has said: "The light was turned off as a result of works being carried out in the area by Anglia Water, who will arrange its full reinstatement once complete."

When the Evening News followed up with Anglian Water, a spokesman said the company had "passed the work on to UK Power Networks".

UK Power Networks has since been contacted for comment on the matter.

Norwich Evening News: Pauline says the situation is hopeless after learning the street light still had not been fixedPauline says the situation is hopeless after learning the street light still had not been fixed (Image: Denise Bradley, Newsquest)