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Wrexham residents were left in the dark over 7,000 times last year due to faulty street lights.

A report has revealed that Wrexham Council’s Streetscene team dealt with a whopping 7,602 reports of faulty street lights in 2011/12.

On average it took them 4 days to deal with the repairs, a day longer than in 2010/11.

Whilst this was within the 5 day target time for responding to faults, the authority missed its target of repairing 95% of faults within this time by 2%.

The number of reported faults were up by 996 on the previous year as well.

In a separate report it was shown that street light maintenance cost the council £586,000 in 2011/12.

Wrexham Council said that they aim to repair street light’s within 5 working days of a complaint being made.

The report states: “We will repair street lighting within 5 working days from the point of complaint where it is the council’s responsibility.

“In urgent /emergency cases we will repair within 24 hours.”