CALLS have been made for better lighting in parts of Bourton which are "dangerous" in the winter.

At the last council meeting, councillor Tim Faulkner said the area between the village tennis club and Rye Close was in pitch darkness in the evenings.

“You cannot see a thing. It’s not acceptable in modern times. There are elderly people living around there too,” he said. “We need to push the Highways Agency and get someone there to have a look.”

Gloucestershire County Councillor Paul Hodgkinson, (Bourton/ Northleach), said he had looked into ownership of the area and what can be done.

“A resident got in touch with me about the lack of street lighting in the area as they felt it was especially dangerous in winter months,” he said.

“I got in touch with the Highways Agency but they do not believe they have ownership of the area. Neither do the Tennis Club or the Parish Council.

“At the moment we cannot move forward until we establish ownership but I’m pressing to get the lighting sorted soon to make the area safer.”