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Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:51 am
by brian livesey
Lancashire County Council is axing £70 million from its annual budget. A saving will be made by cutting down on lighting in the County, a measure devoutly to be wished by some skywatchers.

Re: Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:57 pm
by Brian
Also to be devoutly wished is that streetlights are not replaced by a plethora of badly-aligned private "in-security" lights :)

Re: Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:50 pm
by brian livesey
There's no shortage of insecurity lights at this site Brian. Some of them are appallingly bright, shining up even into the trees to confuse the Tawnies.
It does improve a bit at bedtime, when some residents switch off the damned things. Front lights are not necessary here, as the road lamps provide illumination. As for rear lights, they light up other peoples gardens, so that burgulars can see their way at night. :roll:

Re: Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09 am
by skyhawk
brian livesey wrote:There's no shortage of insecurity lights at this site Brian. Some of them are appallingly bright, shining up even into the trees to confuse the Tawnies.
It does improve a bit at bedtime, when some residents switch off the damned things. Front lights are not necessary here, as the road lamps provide illumination. As for rear lights, they light up other peoples gardens, so that burgulars can see their way at night. :roll:

you can complain to the council about security lights you know

Re: Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:42 pm
by Brian
The gardens in our road back onto agricultural land. Luckily not many close neighbours have security lights on all night, but those lights that are on shine (uselessly) halfway across a 40-acre field with ease :x

Also, we recently had a Neighbourhood Watch leaflet through the door. They recommend that every front door should have a security light, fitted with a low-energy bulb and left on all night :roll:

Re: Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:52 am
by skyhawk
Brian wrote:The gardens in our road back onto agricultural land. Luckily not many close neighbours have security lights on all night, but those lights that are on shine (uselessly) halfway across a 40-acre field with ease :x

Also, we recently had a Neighbourhood Watch leaflet through the door. They recommend that every front door should have a security light, fitted with a low-energy bulb and left on all night :roll:

Ask the morons who is paying the electric bill, NW ?

Re: Council lighting cut-backs

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:38 am
by brian livesey
The LCC hasn't said which lighting it wishes to economize on. If it's only outlying, rural, lamps, not sub/urban lighting, there won't be much of an improvement for we town-dwelling skywatchers.