Light over spooky path finally fixed to neighbour's delight

David Plummer (pictured) first reported the broken street light on Dec 12 2021 and again on January 20

David Plummer (pictured) first reported the broken street light on Dec 12 2021 and again on January 20 - Credit: Maya Derrick

Safety concerns raised about a "pitch black" walkway in the city have finally been abated after a street light has been fixed. 

David Plummer turned to the Evening News as part of the 'We'll Sort It' campaign after a lamp outside his home flickered out more than two months ago. 

But the beacon is finally illuminated again courtesy of Norwich Residential Management (NRM).

David said: "The guy came this morning and lowered the lamp because it's on a hinge base.

"They didn't use a cherry picker lift at all."

The Oulton Road street light being fixed - and not a cherry-picker in sight!

The Oulton Road street light being fixed - and not a cherry picker in sight - Credit: David Plummer

An NRM spokesman previously said the work would be completed on Wednesday. 

David added: "It just shows that if you make a fuss and get the backing of the paper - which helped quite a bit, to be honest - these things can get sorted."

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