Streetlights outside a disabled Fifer’s home will finally be repaired more than a month after they stopped working.
The street outside Dennis Nevey’s home in Winifred Crescent, Kirkcaldy, has been in darkness since early March.
And, unable to see where he was going, the 72-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer fell at his front door, sustaining injuries to his face when he hit his head against a harled wall.
Fife Council said it was working with ScottishPower to resolve the fault as quickly as possible.
But Mr Nevey criticised the response.
“Somebody said something about a cable but there’s no sign of any work getting done.”
A spokeswoman for ScottishPower confirmed the work will go ahead later this month.
She said: “There’s a fault with an underground cable and the work will require street excavations.
“The work is scheduled to take place on April 17.”
Mr Nevey had to use his community alarm after falling at his front doorstep.
And he said his 47-year-old daughter also injured her leg on the way to her car because she could not see where she was going.
Mr Nevey claimed he informed the council on March 8 that the street lights had not been working for a few days.
He said: “It’s unbelievable. It’s pitch-black out there, and the lane’s out as well.
“It’s a joke.
“The engineer has been out to look at the lamps and said the voltage is too low.
“He said he couldn’t do anything about it and it was up to ScottishPower.
“Apparently there have been a lot of lights out all over Fife.”
Gary Thomson, service manager of roads lighting with Fife Council, said: “We are aware of an ongoing issue with the street lights in Winifred Crescent, Kirkcaldy.
“Every time a fault has been reported, we have responded and tried to get the lights working again.
“Unfortunately there is an underlying fault on the power supply cable which we are working with ScottishPower to resolve as quickly as practicable.
“If anyone notices a street light out, they can report it by calling the council on 03451 55 00 11 or visiting FifeDirect.org and filling out the Report a Faulty Street Lighting form.”