Park's bright lights not fitted properly
Several times over the past week or so, I have driven along Ravensbridge Drive and St Margaret's Way, Leicester, on weekday evenings.
On each occasion, I have been distracted by the extremely bright floodlights on the St Margaret's Pastures sports ground.
I consider this to be a serious road safety hazard.
On closer inspection, it seems that part of the problem lies in the fact that the lights may not be properly fitted.
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The light is not pointing in the direction of the ground.
This also constitutes a waste of energy – surely at odds with the city council's environmental standpoint?
I attach some photos I took of the lights from St Margaret's Pasture and from Abbey Gate looking across St Margaret's Way, a few yards up from where Ravensbridge Drive meets St Margaret's Way.
The photos were taken last week, on a dry night, before the recent foggy weather.
The glow from these very bright lights is visible over quite a wide area of the city centre.
Have any other readers been distracted by these lights?
Can the Mercury please ask the city council what it proposes to do about this serious situation?
John Bonell, Leicester Forest East.