Anger as housing estate lights remain off

Cllr Enda Stenson
A number of housing estates around Carrick-on-Shannon have been without lights for over three months now with public anger growing and demands that the lights be fixed by the local authority and its contractor, Electric Skyline.

A number of housing estates around Carrick-on-Shannon have been without lights for over three months now with public anger growing and demands that the lights be fixed by the local authority and its contractor, Electric Skyline.

Housing estates in Attirory including Dun Rí, Ard na Sí, Cnoc na Sí, Caldragh Crescent, Rockingham and Ros na hInse each have lights not working.

In other areas, Shannon Grove, Cluain Ard and Cluain Sí are also without some of their lighting.

Cllr Enda Stenson said he has had angry residents contacting him about this.

“I know lights that have been out for at least three months and have been reported by me to the Council but they are still not repaired.

“I don’t understand why there is a delay when we were told on several occasions there will not be a delay and it would only take a maximum 2-3 weeks to resolve. Now it is 2-3 months and those lights are still not operational,” he said.

Cllr Stenson said this was not a case of unfinished estates, these estates have been taken in charge by the Council and it is responsible for their lights.

“These are built up areas and at a time when there are robberies and break-ins, nothing feeds into those people’s hands like darkness, making it easy to move around,” he said.

Cllr Stenson said he will be raising the issue at the Carrick-on-Shannon Area Municipal meeting next week and demanding an answer to why there has been such a delay in getting these lights fixed.