Some city centre traffic lights have been not working since before Christmas.

In January, we reported that the pelican crossing on Catherine Street, which links Brown Street car park with Old George Mall, had not been working for at least "two months".

Paul Sample, the councillor (Lib Dems) for the ward, shared his concern for people in wheelchairs using the crossing, and said that the lights had been black since "long before Christmas".

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He said: "This is normally a very busy crossing. It feeds into the Maltings and Catherine Street from Brown Street and Culver Street. It gets very heavy usage.

"It's been out too long, and I think the council needs to draw a line under it and, if they can't get what is required to fix it, they need to move forward quickly on replacing the lights."

In January, Wiltshire Council said that they were aware of the issue and "investigating" the best solution, and blamed the problem on the fact that the controller is an "old type".

In a statement from Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, the council said it had tried "unsuccessfully" many fixes, but a new controller would require "more space", which would have a "knock on impact" on space, so they were attempting to replace the old type with a "refurbished replacement".

However, now the council says it is an issue with power supply.

The Cabinet Member for Transport says that a transformer needs to be installed, according to power company SSE, which will take "two weeks".

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “After investigation and monitoring, it has now been established that the Catherine Street pedestrian crossing is not working because of a fault with the power supply.

"The power company SSE have advised that it requires a transformer to be installed and this will take two weeks to complete.

"We have requested that they prioritise this work and hope that they will complete the work sooner.”

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