Above: The top photo shows the new Honey Park housing development at Dún Laoghaire with attractive lighting permitted while the bottom photo shows new low lighting installed unilaterally in Llewellyn by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
I have been working closely with Mr. John Dillon of Llewellyn Grove on behalf of the community to achieve a roll back of new lighting with poor visibility which the Council unilaterally installed last June
Mr. Dillon of Llewellyn is himself an electrician and an expert in lighting. He is adamant that the new lights are not good enough for a public estate. They do not give enough light and when you are walking home on a winter’s evening, it is completely dark – you don’t know who’s standing behind you or behind the next hedge. Young people walking home at night are nervous and given the spate of burglaries in the area, the poor visibility of the new lights has left older residents in their homes very fearful.
I have engaged directly with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on the inadequacy of the lights installed in Llewellyn. I do not accept that they have installed an acceptable solution or that these residents are being treated in an equitable way and I will continue to push for the lighting to be replaced with a better quality and higher wattage fitting.