Throwing light on county action
A FEW days ago I noticed the street light opposite my house was no longer working. Thinking this to be a fault I reported it to ESCC Highways.
A day or two later I noticed the street light opposite my house was actually working in the evening but ‘went out’ at about 1.30am.
I then realised about half the street lights in my street and the neighbouring streets appeared to also be ‘out’.
Suddenly the penny dropped and I remembered there had been a report in the local media some time back that ESCC was considering a ‘reduced street lighting scheme’ for Seaford.
So am I the only one to have noticed we no longer appear to have all the street lights on all night?
If this is a ‘reduced street lighting scheme’ then ESCC has introduced it by stealth without any consultation with the local residents affected by such a scheme.
Also, if this is a ‘reduced street lighting scheme’ then ESCC has created many very dark residential streets that are now a hazard to road safety and a huge opportunity for petty criminals.
If this is a ‘reduced street lighting scheme’ introduced by ESCC then maybe the residents affected should bring in a ‘reduced council tax payment scheme’ as ‘fair’s fair’, we are no longer getting the amenities and services that we are paying for.
Marine Drive, Seaford
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