City of blinding lights

City of blinding lights

City of blinding lights

First published in Letters

I write with regard to the lights on the railway line into Brighton as raised by Sam Hewitt.

I too was astonished when they appeared earlier this year, lighting up the night sky and indeed my bedroom. They are far too bright and I cannot believe that it is necessary to have such glaring light all night long.

Are First Capital really cleaning trains all night, every night? What a waste of power!

I agree with Sam. The night sky used to be wonderfully dark and the area around Preston Park to Brighton’s railway line has been ruined by this totally invasive lighting.

Allison Litynski

North Road

Brighton

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2:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

winewomenandsong says...

Statutury nuisance. If First Capital won't agree to dim them take them to court. I promise you will win the day and get compensation.
Statutury nuisance. If First Capital won't agree to dim them take them to court. I promise you will win the day and get compensation. winewomenandsong
  • Score: 5

3:13pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Vox populi 2 says...

I have read of several cases of light pollution being classified statutory nuisance by the courts. Those affected should club together and thrash it out in the "small claims court". It's straightforward enough, you don't need the expense of a solicitor and when you win the day you can claim your small outlay back off the losers (the defendants) and some small compensation as well for the loss of enjoyment of your property.
I have read of several cases of light pollution being classified statutory nuisance by the courts. Those affected should club together and thrash it out in the "small claims court". It's straightforward enough, you don't need the expense of a solicitor and when you win the day you can claim your small outlay back off the losers (the defendants) and some small compensation as well for the loss of enjoyment of your property. Vox populi 2
  • Score: 5

6:25pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

winewomenandsong wrote:
Statutury nuisance. If First Capital won't agree to dim them take them to court. I promise you will win the day and get compensation.
It may not even reach court.
[quote][p][bold]winewomenandsong[/bold] wrote: Statutury nuisance. If First Capital won't agree to dim them take them to court. I promise you will win the day and get compensation.[/p][/quote]It may not even reach court. Fred'smate
  • Score: 3

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