A BROMSGROVE councillor says action needs to be taken before someone is killed by leaning lampposts.

Peter McDonald said many of the old concrete lighting columns around Rubery side streets are more than 40 years old and are "downright dangerous".

He is urging Worcestershire County Council to do something before lives are lost.

"I have identified two concrete lampposts in my ward that are in a precarious state and likely to collapse, yet no action has been taken to remove the risk to the public," he said.

"The approval of additional funding to deal with the deteriorating condition of street lights needs to be approved immediately before someone loses their life."

He added: "Only a few years ago when a lamppost collapsed in Rubery the county council stated they would immediately put a programme together to remove all concrete lamp posts. That has just not happened.

"There can be no excuse for the lampposts that are leaning not to be removed, they are downright dangerous. The council is failing in its duty of care by recklessly putting residents at risk of injury.”

The Advertiser has approached Worcestershire County Council for a comment.