Panmurefield Residents Left in the Dark

Residents in Panmurefield Village have contacted me to complain that they have been left in the 'dark'.

A recent replacement of street lighting bulbs in Lawers Drive has left road users worse not better off. Motorists and pedestrians have found the replacement lamps don't have the same luminosity. While the new lamps may reduce the Council's energy bills, the illumination of our streets and the safety of residents has been compromised.

I  have written to the staff in the Transport section of City Development to seek clarification of the extent of this new programme of 'upgrading' and to put a temporary stop on any further such work in The Ferry. I have also requested that work is undertaken to get the residents back to square one before the nights draw in.