I fear lamp posts in Ely city centre are being replace with modern alternatives one by one

PUBLISHED: 15:37 15 January 2015 | UPDATED: 15:37 15 January 2015

It has come to my notice that lamp posts around Ely’s market square are all coming down one by one and being replaced with modern ones.

At the beginning, when one was knocked over and replaced with a modern post, the council gave statements to the press saying these are only temporary lamp posts and will be replaced with the same as before.

However, outside Boots chemist in the last week, down came a lamp post and up went another modern one.

Are we to expect all modern lamp posts around Ely, or are we going to be fobbed off again?

How long is temporary? The market square has had temporary posts for more than two years now.

I await the council’s reply to this, but these modern-type lamp posts are not in keeping with Ely’s surroundings.

EDDIE HOLDEN

Ely Road

Little Downham

Via e-mail


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