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47 Seamons Close, LU6 3EQ

Reported via desktop in the Street Lights category anonymously at 11:24, Wednesday 1 September 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 361043.

The previous street light was bright and the road was well lit up at night. Unfortunately, the new design street lighting that was installed 31/08/21 is not bright enough at night and does not light up the surrounding area sufficiently and safely like the previous old one did. Dark areas attract burglars at night and during the winter months as they can't be seen so easily by people and CCTV. I was burgled two years ago, as the street light outside the house was poor lit and the lamp needed changing for a new one. It was eventually fixed by the Council, but it was too late, the damage had already been done by the burglars. What safe LUX level brightness should the street lights be for high paying Council Tax Payers to be safe at night knowing that the surrounding street area is well lit up, clearly visible and safe ? Dark spots and areas are dangerous for older people and pensioners especially during the winter months when you can't see clearly who is outside. Your earliest response is appreciated

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  • Please provide an update

    Posted by David Beale at 18:59, Sunday 5 September 2021

  • LIGHT HAS BEEN CHANGED BUT LIGHT IS NO WHERE NEAR AS BRIGHT AS IT USE TO BE. CAN THIS BE LOOKED AT AGAIN?

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:20, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Can we advise why some roads have brighter bulbs than other? Whats the highest watt we can put in?
    Resident has advised that he has been previously burguled and has concerns that without adaquate lighting his cctv wont show adaquate footage without brighter lightening Can you please respond in writing so resident can see an update?

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:43, Monday 8 November 2021

  • Please can you contact customer number is in details. We have been contacted on a few occasions with no update to put a brighter bulb in the lamp outside property. Please can you call and update.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:20, Monday 15 November 2021

  • Hello Renata,

    Please can you call Ian on the above number regarding street lighting. He has been waiting for a call back for the last week and its starting to get frustrated no one is calling him back.

    His home was broken into last year and wants to prevent this from happening again. Please give him a call or provide an update on insight.

    Kind Regards,

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:23, Monday 22 November 2021

  • Mr Beale has called again today Would like a urgent call back regarding the lightong Thank you

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:50, Tuesday 23 November 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us with information relating to a Highways issue. Our engineers have inspected the site but were unable to locate the streetlight/sign you recently reported.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways
    REPLACED WITH 16W LANTERN

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:23, Friday 26 November 2021

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