A councillor says residents have been suffering from sleepless nights for months because of the glare of a nearby light.

In March, a new streetlight was fitted on the roundabout where the A405 and A41 meet on the outskirts of Watford.

Although the lighting was correctly fitted by a lighting company, North Watford councillor Asif Khan says it not only lit up the entire roundabout, but it also shone into people’s gardens and homes.

He says several residents were being "plagued" but the light and it was "depriving" them of sleep.

Hertfordshire County Council received complaints from a resident and Cllr Khan in early April, but the problem persisted for residents and the situation did not improve.

Cllr Khan says “fed-up” residents contacted him again in August – two months later, the issue has finally been sorted – with Cllr Khan claiming “It should never have taken this long”.

Kevin Carrol, Ringway divisional manager, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, said: "We received notification of this fault on Monday April 6, an engineer attended the site and reported that further investigation was required.

"Regrettably, this didn’t happen, at that time, we were in the process of adapting to working around the Covid pandemic, working with our suppliers, re-organising our teams and ways of operating to continue working safely during this period."

"We would like to apologise to residents for the delay in resolving this issue. As soon as the issue was bought to our attention again, we dimmed the lights whilst we waited for a special shield to be designed and manufactured.

"The shield has now been installed and we plan further adjustments next week to make sure we have resolved all the issues raised by residents in the area. We have reviewed our internal processes to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

"Please report highways faults to us at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/highwayfaults."