Let There Be Light – Phase One

After nine years of campaigning, work has finally started on the streetlighting and pathway outside our house. The campaign was run on the grounds of the safety of pedestrians, including single parents, who are forced to walk up the middle of the road in the pitch black of night.

Today, the SSE turned up and planted the lamp posts. They told me that the lanterns would be placed atop the pole “in the next couple of days” and that the power main would be buried and connected “during the next week.” It will only take a couple of hours to remove the old lamp posts when they return with a crane “sometime very soon.”

That sounds like we have the first four phases covered.

The local council inform me that work will start on replacing the kerb stones and surfacing the footpath at the beginning of July.

That’ll be phase five.

Of course, the scheduling of this work will be dependent upon government COVID-19 guidelines and observance of social distancing.

I am delighted that the years of campaigning have culminated in some action at long last. I promise to share photographs of the completed work by the middle of July.

Yes! I am an optimist!

About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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