Street Lighting - Lack Of

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AGREE FULLY WITH OLDTIMER

Postby gordonroy43 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:52 pm

Hi,

I am afraid that i agree 100% with oldtimer, the amount of tax paid and that of the uk whats in a few bulbs, the rubbish is cleared everyday where we are in bulgaria, the uk can be every 14 days, it is not a rich country.

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Postby MOONLIGHT » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:50 am

Hi Grasshopper.
we live in a village called Svetlina as well.
The original meaning of Svetlina was moonlight.

So perhaps they got it right!
:lol:
regards

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Postby guitarman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:45 am

Well said, Oldtimer. In Uk it's the opposite. We're obsessed with street lights. Bright, horrible, garish, yellow sodium light pollution. Makes our rural village look like a second world war prison camp at night. Stars? What are they? It gets dark at night. It's supposed to. Part of our circadian rhythm. Carry a torch. Keep the peace and tranquility and beauty of the night sky. You go live in Bulgaria and suddenly you want to make it like England?

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Re: AGREE FULLY WITH OLDTIMER

Postby Moscow_Wolf » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 am

gordonroy43 wrote:Hi,

I am afraid that i agree 100% with oldtimer, the amount of tax paid and that of the uk whats in a few bulbs, the rubbish is cleared everyday where we are in bulgaria, the uk can be every 14 days, it is not a rich country.

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You're talking from the West Midlands and a Bulgarian coastal resort point of view where I am sure both, are well illuminated. Out in the sticks, things are a bit different where street lighting can exist one lamp every couple of hundred metres or, the Mayor sets the timing of when they shine and when they don't and these settings are usually out of synchronisation with what the villagers actually require.

Immaterial of how much or how little taxes we pay is NOT the point. The point is that we are entitled to our street lighting where it exists and for me, it is was big plus having my street lamp working. Whilst the Mayor of our Municipal region drives around in some big black car, lives in a fancy house and has more deals than a Las Vegas Casino, I just feel it my place to rock his boat somewhat about a few non working street lamps in our village. As I said in an earlier post, all of his town street lights WORK and do they pay any more or much more in taxes that we do!

Some folk are just not happy being kept in the dark, the locals tend to let their dogs run during the night plus walking down a mud track during a starless, moonless night with a torch is not as cracked up as you might think. Anyway, I am glad to say that my street light is back working again and is a big bonus. As it is on the North side of my property and shielded somewhat by the old house, it gives light where it is needed on the road leading to my out on the limb house and doesn't disturb my vision of the beautiful starlit nights.

I shall now 'temporarily' disconnect my infra-red detector 600 watt lamp that has a mind of its own, burns most of the night whether things move or don't move and is adding to my ever increasing electricity bill.

I don't see this as moaning or is it stressful in anyway, but it is like living in the wilds and seeing a car go past, it gets exciting. I had got used to having my street lamp after waiting for so long for the authorities to install it and then, after some tosspot stole the supply cables, just how many weeks/months it would take to get it back. Plus, the few oldtimers that do live closest to me really appreciate having their street lighting too. A few of them were out following EVN yesterday whilst they reconnected them. You see, better than Coronation Street it is.

Ps. Rubbish collected everyday!! You're SPOILT.
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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:56 pm

One complete side of our village has lost its street lighting for nearly a week now and I haven't as yet got around to asking anyone why. I don't think that any cables have been stolen this time around, but I have a sneaking suspicion that 'someone' is trying to save some money again.

Despite the pro's and con's of having or not having street lighting we really miss ours at the end of the village and especially when the road is so muddy. I've fixed up a floodlight today to give some light over the garden when needing to go out there at night, but was just wondering if any other villages are experiencing a non-street light period or, just ME. :(

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Postby Villyman » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:16 pm

We haven't lost ours in total for along time, but, with recent power cuts it has screwed up the clockwork timers and until a couple of days ago we had lights on during the day and nothing during the dark hours.

Our next door neighbour used to go to the sub-station which had no lock on the gate, opened the panel with wooden rod he had custom made for the job and re-set the timer. Even the Mayor phoned him to sort it out.

Unfortunately he got pensioned off by the Government Water Board and now refuses to help out with anything official.

Eon have an engineer who lives in the next village 1km away and has a company 4x4 but he won't do anything without paper instructions (Jobs Worth) arrives in Bulgaria.

Maybe the TOK company in your area are still catching up with city repairs, as villages are always last for service.

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:31 pm

Villyman wrote:We haven't lost ours in total for along time, but, with recent power cuts it has screwed up the clockwork timers and until a couple of days ago we had lights on during the day and nothing during the dark hours.

Our next door neighbour used to go to the sub-station which had no lock on the gate, opened the panel with wooden rod he had custom made for the job and re-set the timer. Even the Mayor phoned him to sort it out.

Unfortunately he got pensioned off by the Government Water Board and now refuses to help out with anything official.

Eon have an engineer who lives in the next village 1km away and has a company 4x4 but he won't do anything without paper instructions (Jobs Worth) arrives in Bulgaria.

Maybe the TOK company in your area are still catching up with city repairs, as villages are always last for service.


Thanks. I am happy to say, and touching wood, that we haven't experienced any power outages over this festive period, so far. However, I did once complain to EVN HQ in Plovdiv about the time that it took them to repair the street lights after cables had been stolen, (they did replace the power cables within 8 hours, but the street lights didn't work for a month or months after that), anyway, I was told by the nice lady in EVN that it was a Municipality problem and EVN could/would only react to their orders!

Plus, as far as I am aware, our or my street light works on that system (word escapes me now) that when there is low light they switch on and when it is light, they switch off so no timers involved.

Anyway, I best go and ask the Mayoress before moaning further as there could be lots of valid reasons other than saving money to keep the streets of Karnobat alight. What does it matter now, he's been voted in again. :roll:

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Postby oldtimer » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:33 pm

We have a couple of streets out, but not all the village, also have one that just flash's on and off all night :lol: :lol:

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Postby brianj42 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:38 pm

The b**ger turned off our street light outside our house....something to do with the fact that someone dobbed that we had all our garden lights running off it :lol:

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Postby qwerty » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:55 pm

brianj42 wrote:The b**ger turned off our street light outside our house....something to do with the fact that someone dobbed that we had all our garden lights running off it :lol:


First the tree, now electric, I don't believe there's any Mafia crime wave in Bulgaria, its all just Brian :lol: :lol: :lol:


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