Residents in Laois town waiting over one year for street lights

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Residents in Laois town waiting over one year for street lights

Residents in Laois town waiting over one year for street lights

Residents at Emmet Street, Mountmellick have been waiting one year for overhead cables to be removed so that upgrading of streets lights can be completed.

Laois County Council has said that ESB Networks need to remove the overhead cables so the undergrounding and upgrading of public lighting.

Civil works on the street lights were completed by Laois County Council almost one year ago.

Cllr Paddy Bracken requested an update on the lights at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting.

“I will urge you once again to write to the ESB. This is a massive disruption in that area. It is unfair on residents that this is still not completed.

“I cannot understand how it has not been completed.

“It is a disgrace to say the least,” Cllr Bracken said.

He asked Laois County Council to put pressure on ESB Networks to remove the overhead cables so the job can be completed.

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