Lights to go out on town streets

Bray People - - Bray People -

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.’

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