At last, they’ve seen the light
Reporter: Erin Heywood
Date online: 08 November 2012
A resident who protested so fiercely about a street lamp being placed outside her house that she was threatened with arrest, is celebrating victory.
Jacky Byram was horrified to find E.On staff digging a hole close by her home in Summershades Lane, Grasscroft, last Thursday that she stood in their way to stop them working.
The workmen rang police and told Jacky she would soon be arrested.
Defiant Jacky was adamant the post shouldn’t be erected outside her home, and lobbied E.On.
Now Phil Beveridge, project planner at E.On Oldham, has considered her protest and has decided to move the post to the opposite side of the street, where it won’t affect householders.
Jacky said: “It’s very good news. Putting a lamp right outside my bedroom window would have been ridiculous.
E.On was unavailable for comment.
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