Saturday, 1 July 2006

Action call over delay in repairing estate's street lighting

Posted by Chris:

Electricity supplier, Northern Electric Distribution Ltd (NEDL), need to get on with repairs to street lighting on the Old Lakes Estate.

Over half the estate's street lighting, between Troutbeck Road and Rydal Avenue has been out for more than two weeks after a cable was damaged by Northumbrian Water, carrying out improvement work to drains in the area.

I understand that a five core cable (three phases, neutral and a separate core for the street lighting) needs to be repaired to put the lights back on.

NEDL never seem to give street lighting any sort of priority but with half the street lights out it is unacceptable to leave it so long. They need to get on with the work ASAP.

I have been in regular touch with the Council's street lighting team who have kept me up to date with their efforts to persuade NEDL to get on with the work.

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