Friday 23 March 2018

Housing estate in Kildare enters fifth night without street lighting

A housing estate containing 311 houses in County Kildare, is spending its fifth night without street lighting.

The developer of Chambers Park in Kilcock, went into liquidation in January, owing the electricity company Electric Ireland €25,000.

The housing estate contains 311 units, with Electric Ireland claiming it sent letters to both Kildare County Council and the Chambers Park Residents Association requesting that one of them take responsibility for future bills.

Electric Ireland informed them both that supply would be withdrawn if nobody put their name on the bill, though Kildare County Council has not yet taken charge of the estate, so says it's not responsible for paying the bill.

The lights went out in the estate on Friday when the Residents Association says it first became aware of the outstanding debt.

Kildare County Council this evening issued a statement saying that arrangements are being made to rectify the situation.

“In light of the potential health and safety aspect the Council is making arrangements with the utility company to restore public lighting to this estate and will seek to recover any costs from the receiver/liquidator,” it read.

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