Monday, October 20, 2008

Saving and wasting money the local authority way

At the start of summer my local authority in Bucks decided to save money by turning off the street lamps on the A40 as it passes through our village to save money. They've done this in a number of other areas as well. I'm OK with that as the light pollution is irritating and any way to reduce council taxes is welcome. The only irritant is that they used this as an excuse speed limits to ridiculously low speeds and it now takes forever to get anywhere.

I was in town lat night and noticed that all the Christmas lights are going up in all the same places with no attempt to save money.

Yes I am a "bah humbug" when it comes to the over the top Christmas celebrations, but that still doesn't mean they couldn't look to save money there as well. Maybe only have them on for one week?

I think I shall write to someone about this and let you know if I get any sense.

1 comment:

TheFatBigot said...

It's much more fun when Christmas lights are reserved until very close to the holiday. I've noticed some Christmas advertising on telly recently, very depressing in October.