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Authority says contractor will pay for lights left on

The street lights were still on at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday. How much was that costing the council tax payer?

The street lights were still on at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday. How much was that costing the council tax payer?

Angus Council is considering switching off every second street light in some areas (see story on page 25).

Perhaps the need to make a saving in this area would not be so urgent if they ensured that the street lights were actually turned off during the day!

On Wednesday at lunchtime, the street lights in Colvill Place, Princes Street, Queen Street and Gowan Street, Arbroath, were still on from the night before, draining money from the Angus Council coffers.

However, an authority spokesperson revealed that the problem may not incur any charge.

She explained: “Our street lighting team will investigate this. Under our agreement with our energy provider there is no extra cost to the council when street lights are faulty.”

Our picture was taken looking down Gowan Street.

 

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