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Let there be light! Lighting to be repaired at Melksham House

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THERE is relief on the horizon for users of the Melksham House grounds who have raised concerns about the lack of lighting in the area after dark.

For weeks visitors using the car park and bowls club have had to navigate the area in darkness, sparking concerns for public safety.

In response to complaints, Wiltshire Council has said the lights are due to be fixed and completed by this Friday, 8th November.

Prior to the news, local resident and Avon Bowls Club member, Pauline Baker, who has persistently raised the issue with the council said, “Just taken my life in my hands and been to check the situation in  the Melksham House area. 

“Still no lights apart from the one which lights part of the footpath behind the old football ground, which is only effective for a limited distance.

“People in town are beginning to get angry, there are comments on Facebook, and with the Christmas fair and lights switch-on looming on 7th December, plus five days later the General Election, not to mention all the other events that will be taking place prior to the festive jollies, many in an evening, this matter is now beyond being dangerous – it has become ridiculous!”

When Melksham News raised the issue with Wiltshire Council a spokesperson said  on Friday 1st November, “We are looking into this issue and the options available to us.”

However, on Monday 4th November, the council finally had some good news. In an email to Wiltshire Council’s community engagement manager for Melksham, Peter Dunford, the council’s delivery manager central, Jen Richardson said, “The lights that Mrs Baker is mentioning are due to be fixed and completed by 8th November.”

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