Monday, 2 April 2012

Seagulls interfere with Brighton's street lights

Brighton and Hove council chiefs have blamed seagull droppings for Brighton’s streetlighting staying on 24 hours a day recently.

Council chiefs said that the bird droppings block the light-sensitive photocell mechanism on top of the lamps, fooling the system into thinking it’s constantly dark.

In addition, the council stated that a breakdown in communications between their power supplier, UK Power Networks, when changing cables, could have contributed.
Patcham ward councilor, Geoffrey Theobald, said: “It is very aggravating for residents to see street lights blazing away during the day when they are constantly being told by the authorities they should be conserving energy.”

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