Sun. Jan 17th, 2021

Several concerned Newry residents are celebrating today with the news that a compromise has been reached over the dire street lighting across the council area.

Some were calling for all lights to be scrapped as they never work properly but Newry Spud has EXCLUSIVELY learned that dimmer switches will be installed on every lamp post.

Sinn Fein Councillor Roisin Mulgrew said:

“We have listened to residents of Lislea, Camlough and Bessbrook carefully, and it is clear that they do not want their areas to become the lifeless and terrifying abyss that can be seen throughout the rest of Newry every single night. Therefore, we will be installing dimmer switches on every lamp post.

‘Every lamp post dimmer switch can be controlled by a local resident or passer by – this is great when you have a bit of a headache or want to make the street more ambient. No other Council in the country is doing this for their residents.”

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