Alex Easton MLA has today accused TNI street light division of allowing a back log of financial repairs to build up of £160,000.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“It is becoming quite apparent that TNI have allowed a huge financial backlog of street lighting repairs to build up costing £160,000, which are not been checked to see what street lights are not working across North Down, I in frustration have had to walk the streets of Millisle, Donaghadee, Springwell in Groomsport, Kilcooley, Rathgill, Bloomfield, Breezemount, Conlig and Whitehill to personally collect the street lamp numbers for the street lights that are not working. I have reported so many lights that are not working that I can’t get them reported quick enough. The response time is really not quick enough and I continually have to keep rechecking if the lights are attended to. I really should not be having to walk round to report lights out and TNI street light division should be send out someone to identify were the lights are out instead of waiting for so many to go out which clogs up their system with repairs, it time to get on top of the situation get someone out to look for street lights that are out and deal with them, this financial backlog should really not have been allowed to build up and one has to question why this has been allowed and why it was not reported to the then secretary of State to take action to deal with the problem .”