Alastair Majury on Central Regional Council Streetlight Adopted After 22 Years

The CRC Light Councillor Alastair Majury helped get adopted after 22 years

A Bridge of Allan resident reported that a streetlight off Allanvale Road was no longer working, the council investigated and as the streetlight is on private land and wasn’t showing as an adopted streetlight the resident was advised that this was the responsibility of the residents to maintain. However, after learning that the streetlight had a Central Regional Council Clarence reference number, local councillor Alastair Majury asked the officers to investigate the matter further.

Council officers confirmed that the streetlight hadn’t transferred from Central Regional Council as it hadn’t been included in the asset inventory. The council officers performed further investigations including analysis of the internal wiring, and where the power is being drawn from revealed that the light should have been included in CRC’s inventory that transferred to Stirling Council. Stirling Council officers have now corrected this oversight, the old lantern has been replaced, the wiring checked, and the column tidied up, as well as being formerly adopted, nearly 22 years after Central Regional Council ceased to exist.

Stirling Council are also helping residents of Kenilworth Gate have their road adopted. In order to facilitate this the council has carried out an electrical check and a snagging list has been prepared of any remedial actions required to bring the Street Lighting to an adoptable standard, safe for connection to the council’s network. This included a streetlight that had ceased to function, where Stirling Council officers pro-actively assisted residents in getting this repaired by a reputable third party prior to adoption.

Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“I would like to thank the local resident for bringing this matter to my attention and council officer Craig Gardner his sterling efforts in investigating the matter and quickly bringing the matter to a satisfactorily conclusion.”

“I was made aware of the broken street light near Kenilworth Gate and raised the matter with council officers, although this street light hasn’t yet been adopted, I am pleased that the council hasn’t let the un-adopted status prevent them from assisting residents with resolving this issue.”

Notes:

There are approximately 6.5 million lighting columns in public ownership in the UK

Across Scotland, there are some 900,000 street lights

Stirling Council recommend that residents report matters via The Stirling Council website, using the link http://my.stirling.gov.uk/forms/fill/2000784, the council mapping & asset layer is kept up to date, and reporting faults to this site gets straight through to the relevant team

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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