5008 streetlights not working in Essex; 33 days to fix

May 23, 2018 1:46 PM
Originally published by Essex Liberal Democrats

streetlight offFigures out today reveal that 5008 streetlights are not working in Essex, and are taking an average of 33 days to fix. The figures were uncovered by the Liberal Democrat group. Essex County Council says that the majority of the faults were related to lamps or the control systems.

Commented Essex Liberal Democrat Councillor Stephen Robinson, "It's bad enough that 75% of Essex street lights are off at night, but too many that are supposed to be on are not."

District Name

21st May 2018

Current % per District

Basildon

722

3.14

Braintree

400

3.31

Brentwood

321

5.02

Castle Point

181

2.35

Chelmsford

748

4.53

Colchester

789

5.15

Epping Forest

407

4.10

Harlow

446

4.91

Maldon

106

2.53

Rochford

155

2.40

Tendring

495

4.02

Uttlesford

175

3.60

A127

63

4.07

5008

3.87