Friday 8 February 2008

An illuminating tale

The curious tale of the cyclist who noticed that on Waterloo Bridge the bulbs had gone in most of the street lamps.

Now you would think that someone would have the responsibility of checking the condition of street lighting on this central London location on a regular basis. Not so.

Even more remarkably when the cyclist reported the problem all he encountered was obstruction:

It was then that his marathon began. Today, three months after the incident, 30 emails and dozens of phone calls have been exchanged between Mr Sinclair and the various authorities who look after roads and lighting in the area. Each passed the buck to one of the others.