Back in April, we showed a photo of worn-out fluorescent tubes glowing during the day in the council-owned Ashwood House car park. We made the point that the long-suffering tax payer had to foot the bill for the wasted electricity. What’s more, the tubes had been like that for ages before we mentioned them.
The lamps are STILL glowing. The lights are obvious enough, and we guess that it would only take a flick of a switch to turn them off. So why hasn’t it been done? Does the council have any excuse? It must be busy trying to sort out the future of the building, so surely council staff visit the place from time to time. What’s more, there’s the old saying ‘Look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves’. Here the council is failing to look after the pennies, so how on earth can we trust it to look after the hundred million pounds plus that it’s borrowed this year?