Anger as flats lights go out for seven days

Residents have attacked a housing organisation for leaving them without lights in winter – for the second time in three years.

Tenants at Fairfax Flats, Otley, managed directly by Leeds City Council, lost their night-time lighting on Thursday, December 12.

Resident Patricia Jacques immediately reported the fault to the council.

But it took seven days and pressure from local councillors before they were finally fixed on December 19.

A reply they to local councillors from a council officer acknowledged the level of service had fallen below what it should have been, accepted the lack of lighting would have been "distressing" , and vowed to address it urgently.

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