A TOWN councillor is calling for better street lighting near Keighley's blind centre after she suffered a fall.

Andrea Walker had been attending an evening meeting at the Sight Airedale premises when she tripped and tumbled to the ground in Scott Street, injuring her right knee.

She blames a lack of lighting in the area and is calling on Bradford Council to take action.

The incident happened before last week's wintry blast arrived.

Cllr Walker stresses she is not interested in considering pursuing compensation, but wants the authority to examine how the area could be improved.

"I was crossing the pavement at the back of the library when I tripped and fell," said the 51-year-old.

"I hurt my leg and was quite badly shaken, but fortunately there was someone there to help me up.

"It was just after 9pm and the spot was very badly lit. You couldn't see where you were walking."

Cllr Walker, who lives at Riddlesden, contacted Bradford Council the following morning.

"They said they'd get their highways people to have a look at it," she said.

"I'm not having a go at anyone, but I think something needs to be done.

"If someone more elderly or infirm were to fall it could have much worse consequences."

The council confirmed it had been contacted about the lighting in Scott Street.

A spokesman said an assessment was being carried out.

"This will determine if there's a fault with the existing street lighting or if there is an issue with the general levels of lighting," he added.

"If there is a fault with the existing lighting, we will arrange for any necessary repairs to be carried out.

"Should the issue be with the general levels of lighting then this will need to be added to the design programme for upgrades, which we carry out as and when funding becomes available."