Lights issue put in focus

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COUNCILLOR Davie Paterson has slammed Scottish Power over lighting issues in Hawick and Newcastleton.

It is understood the faulty street lights throughout both areas will not be repaired until March 5.

And in a strongly-worded email, Councillor Paterson branded the delay “totally unacceptable”.

He said: “These lights have been out for weeks now and my constituents deserve better. I will be writing to the government urging them to get Scottish Power to act more quickly to deal with problems like this.”

If members of the public wish to lodge a complaint about the delay they can do so by calling 0845 273 4444 or they can email