Lights to go out on town streets
BRAY is literally to be ‘left in the dark’ as an ESB scheme to replace street lights in the town is expected to be phased out in the coming months.
Cllr. John Brady said that the programme has been operated by the ESB every 18 months up until now, but that they informed Wicklow County Council a number of months ago that they would be phasing out the replacements.
‘Somehow the information was not relayed to Bray Town Council officials until an engineer received a letter informing him of this early this week,’ said Cllr. Brady.
‘There are about 2,000 bulbs in Bray,’ he said. It is understood that the ESB are presently honouring a commitment to replace individual lights as they go but that there is only one member of staff dealing with a large area between South Dublin and Wicklow.
‘Last night two lights went in the Kilbride Grove area,’ he said. ‘And there was complete darkness. Particularly at this time of year with the Hallowe’en period and people travelling home in darkness as the evenings shorten this is of particular concern.’