The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

One would as­sume the point of street lights is to pro­vide safe streets at night for those walk­ing and driv­ing.

So it is con­cern­ing to hear feed­back that the new LED lights be­ing in­stalled in our city streets are mak­ing things darker and res­i­dents are feel­ing un­safe.

I un­der­stand the need to up­date tech­nol­ogy and there’s no deny­ing that the 59 per cent re­duc­tion in elec­tric­ity us­age and $400,000 of an­nual sav­ings is pos­i­tive for our town.

Per­haps they will con­sider adding more light poles in the darker ar­eas as they con­tinue to up­date the light­ing around the city, and the rest of the country.

The tem­per­a­ture seems to have taken quite a turn this week with a fresh chill in the air.

I hope you’re all keep­ing warm and re­mem­ber to check on your neigh­bours as win­ter creeps up on us.

- Lisa Hous­ton

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