News Local Bad lighting compounds problem with Paphos roads

Bad lighting compounds problem with Paphos roads

Paphos roads not only lack pavements and proper signposting, but are poorly lit, says EDEK municipal councillor Philippos Philippou.

He said that main roads as well as side streets, pavements — even on the coastal front, and most of all the town’s parks are badly lit and pose a danger to users. Many roads do not have any lighting, and even where there are street lights, these are inadequate. Light bulbs are broken or the lights are behind thick vegetation and therefore ineffective, he said.

“Street lighting of our town is tragic and terribly dangerous,” Philppou said. “It has led to the loss of life, causes accidents daily and creates a sense of insecurity among residents,” he added.

Moreover, the old style light bulbs are costly, obliging the municipality to pay 60% more than it should at a time when money is tight. “Moreover, the pollution created, both visual and environmental is huge and unacceptable,” he concluded.

Paphos municipality should seek smart solutions through proper planning with experts to give advice on what should be done.

Top Stories

‘We’re confident’ – Russia to share legal risks of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik-V

Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring...

East Med Gas Forum members sign statute officially establishing the regional forum

East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) members signed on Tuesday, during a ceremony held online, the statute establishing this regional intergovernmental forum. The founding members of...

Seven dogs stolen from their cages in Famagusta area

Famagusta police are investigating the theft of seven dogs which were in individual cages at a fenced small plot of land in the district. The...

Eight new coronavirus cases in Nea Salamina Club making a total of 19 – they violated quarantine

The Ministry of Health was informed this morning by a private laboratory that carried out tests on footballers and members of the Nea Salamina...

Homeless man repeatedly jailed for begging

A 47-year-old man in Limassol is repeatedly sent to prison so as to get 'reformed' from trying to make a living by begging in...

Taste

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...

Meatballs with tomato and cumin

Place all meatball ingredients in a bowl and knead well with hands. Keep the mixture in the fridge for approximately 1 hour to thicken. In...

Crushed wheat pilaf with sausages and halloumi

Ingredients: 1 cup bulgar wheat ¼ of the cup vermicelli noodles or spaghetti, broken into small pieces 1 onion 2 sausages 1 cup tomato juice 1 vegetable stock cube 1/3 ts...

Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell...