Here's why a light has been left on 'since last August' at Sutton changing rooms

The mystery over why a light is frequently left on at a Sutton football changing room looks to have been solved.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:31 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:31 pm

Eagle-eyed Neille Gladwin says it has been ‘constantly on’ inside the Bluebell Wood changing rooms since last summer despite raising the issue with Ashfield District Council.

In an email, she wrote: “Well, we are almost half way through March, and apart from two nights this light has been on constantly since at least August to my knowledge.

"Despite emails and speaking to the council staff in person. Why? How much has this cost so far? Obviously, the council is not as cash-strapped as it is being made out.”

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The light on at night the Bluebell Wood changing rooms in Sutton.

“I have reported it numerous times and two weeks ago, again. Do we have a cannabis grow? It’s the only reason I can think it needs to remain on.”

However, the council has confirmed that it has investigated the matter and believes the issue has been caused by a faulty light sensor – and had not been left on to deter burglars.

Coun David Martin, the council’s cabinet member for streets, parks and town centres, said he had been contacted by a member of the public ‘three of four times’ about the light but said the matter will soon be resolved.

“We have recently been made aware of an issue with the light in the changing rooms at Bluebell Wood Recreation ground,” he said.

"The environment team has been to investigate and there appears to be an issue with the light sensor. An electrician will be visiting the site to fix the issue.”