Street lights switched back on at notorious Barnoldswick accident blackspot

Lancashire Telegraph: Kelbrook Road Kelbrook Road

POWER is set to be restored to street lights on a notorious accident blackspot in the next few days.

Barnoldswick councillor David Whipp hit out at Lancashire County Council and the power companies for failing to repair scores of unlit street lights along Kelbrook Road and the adjacent road at Higher Park.

Coun Whipp said: “These lights have been unlit since last April.

“It’s six months since the fault was reported but this dangerous stretch remains in darkness.

“Over the years, this section of road has seen some terrible crashes and more than its fair share of fatalities. It’s criminal that the lights are still off – after the months that they’ve known about it.

“I’m told that it’s an electrical fault and that Yorkshire Electric have to come and fixed it, but it’s ridiculous that this job hasn’t been done before now.

“Now that the clocks have gone back, this busy, badly-lit road is a death trap. I’m demanding immediate action to get the lights back on.

“The county council should be ashamed it has allowed this to drag on for so long.”

Jeff Lewis, principal street lighting engineer at Lancashire County Council, said: “We’re aware of people’s concerns about the issues affecting the electricity supply to streetlights in this area and if it was in the county council’s power to fix the problem we would have done so much earlier.

“However, the connections are the responsibility of Northern Power Grid alone and we’ve been doing all we possibly can to work with them over recent months to address the issue.

“The utility company have been on site this week and we are pleased that power to some of the lights has now been restored.

“We expect power issues with the other lights will be resolved in the next few days.”

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8:35am Tue 13 Nov 12

Lilaclilac says...

Im not benig funny but Mr Whipp - What accidents are you referring too? the one where the lad was speeding on a moterbike and hit a car outside the school? thats lit / and was his error - I walk it every night. The one where the cyclist was hit in daylight in salterforth hit and run might I add? They are the only two major incidents since last april on this stretch? I personally think a proper speed camera for the town would be good not these silly smile and sad face sign, or how bout complaining about the CCTV that only works when needed and not when people are attacked in the town - What about Street lights down back streets, filling pot holes, sorting dodgy paving slabs out? As I said before I walk this stretch and the darkest part is the caravan sight to Kelbrook, I can see all cars and people from Salterforth to Barnoldswick. Oh and one more whinge whilst I am at it, Why should I have to pay for a new bin when mine was stolen? I pay tax!
Im not benig funny but Mr Whipp - What accidents are you referring too? the one where the lad was speeding on a moterbike and hit a car outside the school? thats lit / and was his error - I walk it every night. The one where the cyclist was hit in daylight in salterforth hit and run might I add? They are the only two major incidents since last april on this stretch? I personally think a proper speed camera for the town would be good not these silly smile and sad face sign, or how bout complaining about the CCTV that only works when needed and not when people are attacked in the town - What about Street lights down back streets, filling pot holes, sorting dodgy paving slabs out? As I said before I walk this stretch and the darkest part is the caravan sight to Kelbrook, I can see all cars and people from Salterforth to Barnoldswick. Oh and one more whinge whilst I am at it, Why should I have to pay for a new bin when mine was stolen? I pay tax! Lilaclilac

10:52am Tue 13 Nov 12

barlickmafia says...

Well done Mr Whippy. You shout and scream about the issues that really affect the people of Barlick. As he says they have been out for ages but the first we hear from him is when they are getting fixed, trying to take the glory. he and the town council need to get a grip. Heres an idea, how about we use the fairy lights in the town square to light up Kelbrook road if it is such an issue. There have been no accidents there because it was dark. absolute muppets!!
Well done Mr Whippy. You shout and scream about the issues that really affect the people of Barlick. As he says they have been out for ages but the first we hear from him is when they are getting fixed, trying to take the glory. he and the town council need to get a grip. Heres an idea, how about we use the fairy lights in the town square to light up Kelbrook road if it is such an issue. There have been no accidents there because it was dark. absolute muppets!! barlickmafia

7:35pm Tue 13 Nov 12

coates warder says...

talking about dangerous roads.the road on to coates has had large potholes for years and still does nowt ever gets done now if it was ghyll medow or bottom of gisburn road it would be done instantly.think we need new blood on this council in barlick not someone making a living out of it or an ex shopkeeper who says we must shop where the councillors say.
talking about dangerous roads.the road on to coates has had large potholes for years and still does nowt ever gets done now if it was ghyll medow or bottom of gisburn road it would be done instantly.think we need new blood on this council in barlick not someone making a living out of it or an ex shopkeeper who says we must shop where the councillors say. coates warder

2:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12

HecticBigBoy says...

People you all have a vote when its local election time, I might not be a fan but David Whipp does get things done in Barlick, he does a damned site more than most of the councillors in Pendle. The Nelson and Brierfield lot are a total waste of time. If you feel so strongly, put up or shut up!!
People you all have a vote when its local election time, I might not be a fan but David Whipp does get things done in Barlick, he does a damned site more than most of the councillors in Pendle. The Nelson and Brierfield lot are a total waste of time. If you feel so strongly, put up or shut up!! HecticBigBoy

12:57pm Sat 17 Nov 12

coates warder says...

HECTIC BIGBOY NEXT YEAR WE WILL PUT UP .whippy does not want a new supermarket and the rest of barlick town council a lot of them are ex shopkeepers .but most wanted it if they want my my money going out of town fair enough i have that choice.if you want him down nelson you are welcome to him.and the roads here in barlick are a disgrace im still waiting for one of whippys colleagues to come and see me when she said she would ..that was may and im still waiting and she lives on the same street.they are not interested until may when the elections are on then we get hit by tons of flyers but never ask the public what you think.as a tax payer and extra tax payer to the town council i think im allowed my say.
HECTIC BIGBOY NEXT YEAR WE WILL PUT UP .whippy does not want a new supermarket and the rest of barlick town council a lot of them are ex shopkeepers .but most wanted it if they want my my money going out of town fair enough i have that choice.if you want him down nelson you are welcome to him.and the roads here in barlick are a disgrace im still waiting for one of whippys colleagues to come and see me when she said she would ..that was may and im still waiting and she lives on the same street.they are not interested until may when the elections are on then we get hit by tons of flyers but never ask the public what you think.as a tax payer and extra tax payer to the town council i think im allowed my say. coates warder

12:49pm Mon 19 Nov 12

HecticBigBoy says...

coates warder wrote:
HECTIC BIGBOY NEXT YEAR WE WILL PUT UP .whippy does not want a new supermarket and the rest of barlick town council a lot of them are ex shopkeepers .but most wanted it if they want my my money going out of town fair enough i have that choice.if you want him down nelson you are welcome to him.and the roads here in barlick are a disgrace im still waiting for one of whippys colleagues to come and see me when she said she would ..that was may and im still waiting and she lives on the same street.they are not interested until may when the elections are on then we get hit by tons of flyers but never ask the public what you think.as a tax payer and extra tax payer to the town council i think im allowed my say.
Thats good to hear, i have no problem with people voicing strong opinions as long as they are willing to 'stand up and be counted', i applaud you for taking a stand but i have seen and heard too many Barlickers having a go at Whippy and co. but without the willingness to stand against him. I wish you well and hope that you are succesful. If that gets the peoples voice heard then well done.
[quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: HECTIC BIGBOY NEXT YEAR WE WILL PUT UP .whippy does not want a new supermarket and the rest of barlick town council a lot of them are ex shopkeepers .but most wanted it if they want my my money going out of town fair enough i have that choice.if you want him down nelson you are welcome to him.and the roads here in barlick are a disgrace im still waiting for one of whippys colleagues to come and see me when she said she would ..that was may and im still waiting and she lives on the same street.they are not interested until may when the elections are on then we get hit by tons of flyers but never ask the public what you think.as a tax payer and extra tax payer to the town council i think im allowed my say.[/p][/quote]Thats good to hear, i have no problem with people voicing strong opinions as long as they are willing to 'stand up and be counted', i applaud you for taking a stand but i have seen and heard too many Barlickers having a go at Whippy and co. but without the willingness to stand against him. I wish you well and hope that you are succesful. If that gets the peoples voice heard then well done. HecticBigBoy

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