YOU'VE heard the one about how many people it takes to a change a light-bulb.
But have you heard the one about how LONG it takes?
Berry Brow resident Geoffrey Lindsay has been left in the dark for two months after a street light near his home at Caldercliffe Road went out.
The retired furniture maker called Kirklees Council in early December to report the broken light.
He said: "Nothing happened. It is still out.
"It is near Newsome South Methodist Church and lights a dark alley which schoolchildren and many elderly people use."
Mr Lindsay, 63, called Kirklees Council Highways' ROSS service a fortnight ago - but again he waited and nothing happened.
He called again on Monday and was told the matter would be attended to, but on Monday evening the light was still out.
He said: "I pay my council tax and so do others, so the least you can expect is that it doesn't take more than two months to fix a streetlight."
A Highways spokesman said: "Work to fix this street light has been organised for Saturday February 4. We thank Mr Lindsay for bringing the problem to our attention."