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Excessive, invasive lighting

Reported via mobile in the Sign missing/defective category anonymously at 19:08, Thursday 24 November 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Shropshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 14100910.

Yet again the invasive Christmas lighting at Mardol, corner to Hills Lane, is a massive encroachment on peoples homes and privacy .. actually much worse than recent years

The lighting was on until 03:15am yesterday!!!

Despite curtains the entire apartment is brightly lit up; it's intrusive!

There are 3 options: (1) take them down, (2) significantly reduce the brightness, (3) move them elsewhere

Regardless of that, the lights are frankly redundant, given that the town closes for trading by 18:00 in most places and drunks visiting bars are not interested in christmas lights .. Mardol is mainly empty after regular trading hours

Residents are fed up with needing to ask the council(s) to show basic consideration

Last year the lights weren't even installed because of scaffolding and it was a significant improvement

This lighting makes what should be a festive time of year utterly unbearable on a daily basis for months!

Shouldn't the council be trying to reduce the energy footprint and reduce wasteful public spending?

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  • Thank you for contacting us. This note is to confirm that we have received your report and we'll be in touch with an update as soon as possible.

    Posted by Shropshire Council at 19:08, Thursday 24 November 2022

  • Article on cost of Christmas lights:

    Https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/cost-of-living/cost-running-christmas-lights-winter-25585767.amp

    Posted anonymously at 19:27, Thursday 24 November 2022

  • The lights only really need to be on Fri-Sat from 15:00-21:00 when footfall is highest

    The rest of the time is just wasteful

    Posted anonymously at 19:37, Thursday 24 November 2022

  • Unfortunately the issue that you have reported isn't the responsibility of Shropshire Council. However, if possible, we will raise the issue with the appropriate organisation and ask them to contact you.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Shropshire Council at 12:25, Friday 25 November 2022

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