A Kilwinning councillor is calling on North Ayrshire Council to carry out a review of streetlighting near bus stops on Pennyburn Road.

SNP Councillor Scott Davidson has visited the location on several occasions during darkness after concerns from residents, and has also carried out a survey of all lighting at the bus stops on the Pennyburn ring road.

He has reported several faulty street lights hoping these will be fixed this week and will raise the issue to the Cabinet Member for Place at this week’s Full Council Meeting on Wednesday.

Cllr Davidson said: “Several female constituents have contacted me to raise their concerns about the lighting, mainly regarding the bus stop at the Cambusdoon Place junction.

“The lighting is inadequate and they have told me that they do not feel safe while waiting for buses.

“The situation is made worse by the bushes behind and the proximity to the railway tunnel which hit the headlines following incidents of robbery last year.”

At Cambusdoon Councillor Davidson said street lights were being obscured by branches which were getting blown about significantly in the wind, causing the shadows to continually change.

“Last year, after I flagged safety concerns with the railway underpass, Streetscene did a great job trimming back the bushes to allow more light in.

“We need similarly swift action to be taken here and I am asking Councillor Montgomerie to carry out a review without delay.

“Hopefully it could be a simple task of getting the branches affecting individual lights trimmed back, or possibly further lighting across from the trees.

“It is important that the residents of Kilwinning and all our towns feel safe while waiting for public transport and while walking any of our streets and footpaths.”