Left in the dark

A few days ago I noticed that 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 that the street light opposite my house was actually working in the evening but that it ‘went out’ at about 1.30am. I then realised that about half the street lights in my street and the neighbouring streets appeared to also be ‘out’.

Suddenly the penny dropped and I remembered that 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 that we no longer appear to have all the street lights on all night?

If this is a ‘reduced street lighting scheme’ then ESCC have introduced it by stealth without any consultation with residents affected by such a scheme.

Also, if this is a ‘reduced street lighting scheme’ then ESCC have 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.

Geoff King, Seaford