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Monday, 2nd December 2019

New APP available to report broken street lights

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Ballsgrove as it appears on the new deadsure APP - each  street light is shown by a blue marker.

Mayor of Drogheda Paul Bell has expressed his concern about the quality of public lighting in several areas of Drogheda and has asked members of the public to consider using a new App to report street lights that are not working.

He has also called on Louth County Council to inspect town centre areas and estates to establish the number of lights in need of attention by ESB Networks.

“I have noticed and have had citizens point out to me the number of lights not operating in areas in public areas such as West Street, Dominick Street, Dyer Street, Georges Street and Stockwell Street” Bell said.

“These areas are not exclusive but, excuse the pun, they do highlight the problem” he added.

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Bell revealed that Louth Council pays more than €1.4m a year to the ESB for public lighting but said that when the ESB are contacted about lights not working they respond promptly.

He also acknowledged the efforts of the Council to address this issue saying: “This week Councillors have been issued with an app to report lights in need of attention.

“The app is accessed through www.deadsureapp.com and shows every single light in County Louth.

“I am requesting members of the public to confirm the location of lights that are not operating.

“What is required is the pole number or the address of the property where the pole is located and of course the street or estate name. I am encouraging members of the public and businesses to engage as streets which are properly lit are safer streets.”

The App is easy to use once downloaded:

  1. Enter your village or street in the google search box
  2. Each street light is shown by a blue marker click on a marker to report a fault on that light. You cannot raise faults on Green Lights because they are not council owned
  3. Hover the mouse over a Light to see the pole number of the street light
  4. If you cannot find your light on the map then press the ‘Raise Fault by Email‘ Button and enter as much detail about the light as you can in the comments

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