Lack of city cen­tre car park light­ing crit­i­cised

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A city cen­tre car park has been left with­out lights for months – as coun­cil bosses try to find money to re­pair them.

The fourth level of Bell Street car park has been left with­out work­ing light­ing since the sum­mer.

How­ever, it has be­come more of a prob­lem for driv­ers now that the win­ter months have ar­rived with many peo­ple us­ing the fa­cil­ity in the dark.

One lo­cal of­fice worker pub­li­cised a video show­ing the car park in pitch dark­ness, il­lu­mi­nated only by the lights of her car.

She said: “I park reg­u­larly in the Bell Street multi-storey and no­ticed a few months back that the lights on the fourth floor were off com­pletely.

“I as­sumed it would be fixed but re­cently I’ve had to park up on the fourth floor again and they are still off.

“It is daunt­ing for me to be walk­ing alone to get to my car at night.

“It seems like a pretty clear health and safety is­sue not to have any lights at all for months on that floor when the other floors fill up by 10.30am most days.”

Signs have been put up en­cour­ag­ing driv­ers to avoid park­ing in the cen­tral area of the fourth level, given the lack of lights.

When the woman con­tacted Dundee City Coun­cil by email she was told the prob­lem would be fixed, with fund­ing cur­rently be­ing sought.

A Dundee City Coun­cil spokesman said: “We are aware that there is an on­go­ing prob­lem with the light­ing on floor four of the West Bell Street multi-storey car park and we are ur­gently seek­ing a res­o­lu­tion to the is­sues.

“We would like to apol­o­gise for this sit­u­a­tion.”

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