After what seems like decades of telephoning, emailing, and letter writing, I finally, oh yes, finally have an answer from Kent County Council regarding the ludicrously dualled street lamps on Victoria Parade.
Here is the clinching email correspondence in full:
Dear Ms McKenzie (KCC Street Lighting Gauliter),
I am writing to ask you why all the street lamps along
Victoria Parade in Ramsgate have been 'doubled up'.
The new, 'heritage' lamps look very good, but they
have been there for weeks now, and have not yet been
put into operation. Meanwhile, the old lamps are still
standing side by side with the new.
When will the new lamps be turned on, and the old
And the response, from KCC's Street Lighting Engineer Jim Scott:
Dear Mr Eastcliff
The EDF services are programmed to be transferred from the old columns to the new on the 11th April 2006.
The Street Lighting Contractor has been advised of this date so that removal of the old columns can be programmed to coincide with the EDF works.
If in the mean time I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.
Jim Scott Street Lighting Engineer
East Kent Division
So 11th of April it is then, hurrah! I wonder if I should get Anthea to come down and help with a celebrity turn-on?