The committee has a long-standing campaign to encourage the council to maintain and repair the street lighting on the estate. While some progress has been made since our last blog post on this issue, there are still many problems. On our most recent survey of the lighting, carried out by Rob on 14th December 2016, lamps 021, 022, 031, 036, 039 and 040 were not working. Lamps 001, 004 and 005 were missing, having rusted through at the base and collapsed or having been hit by a vehicle.
On 3rd January, enquiries by Councillor Liz Atkins have elicited a response from Graham Statham (Maintenance Teams Manager, Technical Services) who has promised that the faulty lamps (021, 022, 031, 036, 039 and 040) will be repaired. No timescale was given and no reference was made to the replacement of the three missing lamps. The committee will continue to monitor the situation and chase, as necessary.