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Street lighting is too dark

Reported via iOS in the Street Lighting category anonymously at 17:38, Sat 17 September 2016

Sent to Lewisham Borough Council 2 minutes later

Since the new lighting was installed and one of the lamps was removed and never replaced Aylward Road is now very dark at night and is made worst by one of the lamps has been installed next to a tree and during summer months the light from the lamp is blocked out by the canopy of the tree and yet the are two lamps at the junction of Sunderland road and Aylward road that are only yards apart. I complained about this when the new lamps were installed and have done ever since The whole lamp layout as been badly planed and need to be revised.

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  • Details Passed to Lewisham Street Lighting Contractor Skanska

    Posted anonymously at 21:56, Mon 19 September 2016

  • Lewisham Street lighting contractor Skanska replied We have checked all lighting in Alyward Road and can confirm that they are all operating correctly. There is an abundance of trees in Alyward Road, and this was taken into consideration during the design phase for this road scheme.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Tue 20 September 2016

  • The response from the contractor is absolute rubbish they agreed at the time installing the lighting in Aylward it had been badly planned, there are two lamps in the road only yards apart at the junction of Sunderland and Aylward then the next lamp is next to a tree then the next lamp is at the corner of Aylward Road. One lamp position was remove from the middle of the road and never replaced. The new lamps give out less light then the old type lamps and now there even fewer of them, how can that be correct ? Someone from the contractors should visit out road at night then they will see how dark it is.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:08, Tue 20 September 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:33, Sat 15 October 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:01, Sun 13 November 2016

  • It' just another way of lewisham saving money This is how dark our street is, I've seem people having to use touches when walking along our road.

    Posted anonymously at 10:01, Sun 13 November 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:09, Sun 11 December 2016

  • Lewisham council do not have any dealings with this anymore even though it effects their residents they just Buck pass it to the contractors who say they have carried out lighting tests and say the lighting meets set levels however they did agree that one post who is a position where the adjacent tree WAS blocking the light from the lamp, even so thay flatly refused to do anything about it. Unless you have money or influence you have little chance of getting anything done in lewisham borough these days. The haves and have nots spring to mind.

    Posted anonymously at 19:09, Sun 11 December 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:14, Tuesday 10 January 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:34, Tuesday 7 February 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:12, Tuesday 7 March 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:45, Tuesday 4 April 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:51, Wednesday 3 May 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:05, Wednesday 31 May 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:30, Saturday 1 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:16, Saturday 29 July 2017

  • People are having to use torches at night to see where their walking Yet lewisham won't do a thing about it

    Posted anonymously at 09:16, Saturday 29 July 2017

  • This has been Passed to Lewisham Corporate Complaints Team to investigate

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted anonymously at 16:18, Thursday 7 September 2017

  • The contractor has agreed to carry out another light level test I am awaiting their latest results

    Posted anonymously at 19:28, Thursday 7 September 2017

  • All the trees in Alyward Road have now been cropped back and i have informed Skanska of this Skanska will carry out another light level test the week commencing 23rd October 2017 and will inform me of the test results, I would like to add that the light level is still too low between the lamps and an additional lamp will need to be installed.

    Posted anonymously at 10:14, Saturday 21 October 2017

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