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New street lighting

On 17 Apr 2015 at 11:57pm Mavis wrote:
We are loving the new taller, steel lamp posts, replacing the concrete ones that have been there for years, probably the original ones from the 1950's maybe. Throwing out a 'football stadium' type white light over a much larger area.
Pretty good going from an allegedly skint authority, government, country !! Makes one wonder exactly who decides what's important to cut and slash, and what's more important to spend and waste public money on doesn't it ? Who do are we supposed to believe ?
It's just a case of taking us for fools.
On 18 Apr 2015 at 8:03am Voodoo (who do aria ) wrote:
Who do say whodooo you think your fooling - they think your are a c*ck ( With apologies to Paul Simon )
On 18 Apr 2015 at 10:24am Southover Queen wrote:
I wonder if the white light is LED? In that case it could well be that it works out cheaper to install new lighting with far lower running costs than stick with the old inefficient ones.
On 18 Apr 2015 at 10:30am Torchy wrote:
That is probably true SQ , but in these times of hardship maybe just replace the bulbs if possible or the head of the lamp .
On 18 Apr 2015 at 10:35am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Yes, they'll be the new low-energy LED street lights which, over their lifetime, will save a small fortune in running costs. So it's saving public money, not wasting it.
On 18 Apr 2015 at 12:17pm Local wrote:
I have no problem with big outlay on eco-lighting, for big savings later. But right now, in a time of getting financial priorities right, I cant help but wonder why money is spent on lighting up the dangerous roads full of potholes that should be maintained, and which are not only very dangerous, but racking up an enormous compensation bill (see recent press reports) An amazing example is the bit round the War Memorial in Lewes, which is like a medieval cart track. Maybe there was grant money for the lights, but that is of no comfort to anyone coming a cropper on a pothole.
On 18 Apr 2015 at 5:35pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Out of all the money collected in various forms of taxation from all motor vehicles, only about a fifth is spent on building and maintaining roads.
So, all we have to do is persuade the Government and local authorities to spend more of the revenue collected in repairing the potholes instead of squandering it on cycle tracks and subsidising empty rural buses,etc.
And what idiot decided to pave the major traffic route (Market Street) from the Memorial in brick? You can see the sunken ruts as you drive down!
On 18 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm Drunken Sluts wrote:
in Market street !! whatever next
On 18 Apr 2015 at 9:09pm mavis wrote:
FFS Grant money ?? Duh, whose money is that then, the money fairies ?
On 18 Apr 2015 at 11:19pm Local wrote:
Precisely, Mavis.
Amazing how many people don't twig that grant or EU money is our taxes - minus a huge 'handling fee' from the super-annuated jobsworths.

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