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Councillors left in dark at budget meeting
7:30am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Local
WYRE Forest voters often claim their council representatives are in the dark but at last week’s full council meeting they actually were.
Motion sensor technology left the council chamber in darkness a number of times throughout last Wednesday’s meeting.
The lights automatically switch themselves off in a bid to save money and energy in the chamber and as time passed, the frequency increased.
By 9pm, lights were turning themselves off every five to 10 minutes with council members having to wave their arms to activate the sensors.
Conservative council leader John Campion told the council: “You are aware the lights are going on and off. It obviously isn’t acceptable, the chief executive will be sorting it out.
“It is meant for reasons to try and save money. I would rather tackle projects such as these than sack a further amount of people working for this council, delivering services to our community.”