He said: “Constituents from all towns and villages in the Ards Peninsula have been contacting me with this problem, with many experiencing street lighting issues for many months, even after the faults have been reported.
“Lights are out too in back entries and where sets of steps are sited in housing developments. This is also very worrying for local residents from a Health and Safety aspect and it helps promote the noticeable increases in anti-social behavioural activity that hav been occurring.”
Councillor Boyle added: “The Ards Peninsula is particularly affected by so many dysfunctioing lights. Were it not for the Christmas period and the additional lighting in many forms and guises that this brings to many homes and businesses the Ards Peninsula would practically be in darkness.