A NEWSOME resident is hoping he will soon see the light - after being kept in the dark for almost six weeks.
Mr Roy Plowman, of Cross Lane, said the problem with the street light started on April 6.
"My wife and I came back from holiday and saw the street light outside was surrounded by barriers. The pavement had been dug up around it," he said.
He found out that Kirklees Council was re-siting the post from the pavement edge to the wall side of the pavement.
But six weeks later the lamp and Mr Plowman were still both in the dark.
"I have rung the council several times to find out what is happening and I have a list of dates to prove it.
"On April 19 I was told it would be sorted in five to seven working days.
"I made three more phone calls and each time was told it would be five to seven days."
On May 7 the lamp post was re-sited but there was still no re-connection.
"I've told the council it should have been repaired quickly for crime prevention reasons, and because there are a lot of elderly people living round here.
"Now I have been told it will be another 15 days before Yorkshire Electricity reconnect the light.
"I'm very angry!"
Mr Howard Webb, group engineer for street lighting, admitted there was a delay between disconnection and re-siting the lamp.
And said there would inevitably be a further delay before Yorkshire Electricity Distribution (YEDL) could connect the lamp.
"Maybe we have not gone through the process as quickly as we should have done," he said.
The lamp-post is being re-sited because of footway reconstruction.