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Report faulty streetlights online

by Iain Roberts on 24 October, 2014

With the clocks going back this weekend Stockport residents are being reminded that any street lighting faults can now be reported quickly via the council website. Reporting a problem online allows residents to pinpoint the street light on a map, providing accurate information on lighting faults. This is a quicker and more convenient system for […]

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It seems there’s some underlying fault with the streetlights, or the electricity supply to them, on “conker island” near Gatley Medical Centre – two of the lamps are out again! We’ve reported both and we’ll get in touch to say there may be more of an issue than a blown bulb – though I know […]

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For a while the Lib Dem team have been pressing the Highways Agency to fix the streetlights on the slip road off the M60. As you come from Stockport and leave the M60 at Junction 3, most of streetlights are out. It turns out that there’s a serious problem with the cabling. The work to […]

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Getting Christmas lights working

by Iain Roberts on 28 November, 2013

I’m never sure why it seems so difficult to get all the Christmas lights – the ones on lampposts – working properly. There have been a few out in Cheadle and Gatley. I’ve investigated and it seems to be an issue with the timers rather than the lights themselves; and I’ve been promised it will […]

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Streetlight watch

by Iain Roberts on 5 November, 2013

As the nights draw in, we all start noticing any faulty or obscured streetlights. If you spot a faulty streetlight, the best thing is to report it on the Council website – there’s a map to ensure you identify the right one. I’m currently chasing up a couple of faulty lights on “conker island”, Old […]

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The first interactive reporting map is being piloted on the Council website for the public to report street lighting faults. Residents are able to select individual street lights (or cluster of lights) from a map, before completing the form to report the problem. To report a faulty streetlight, you can now locate it on the […]

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New streetlights on Gatley Road

by Iain Roberts on 25 January, 2013

The Council’s currently upgrading around one in twelve streetlights across Stockport – mostly on the main roads.  The new lamps are just as bright, use less electricity, come on faster and will report back to the Council when they’re about to fail so the bulb can be replaced. In most cases, this just involves replacing […]

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Lights out on the Belmont Road passageway

by Iain Roberts on 12 January, 2013

The lights are out on the passageway from Belmont Road to South Park Road – and at least some of them have been out for a while. After we reported it, the Council investigated it and found the problem isn’t with the lamps themselves but the electricity feed.  That’s down to Electricity Northwest.  The Council […]

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Stockport Council Street Lighting operatives will be carrying out lantern changes on the A34 between the A555 roundabout and the Cheadle Royal junction over the weekend of 12th and 13th January between 6am and 4pm. To enable these works to take place it will be necessary to implement single lane closures on both northbound and […]

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New Christmas lights across Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 9 October, 2012

Stockport Lib Dems have secured new Christmas lights across the Borough for the coming years – we believe they’re an important part of Christmas and give a real boost for Christmas shopping. But the previous lights are getting old – some have been around for as much as nine years and it shows (particularly on […]

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