Councillors blow a fuse

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TOWN councillors at Tickhill are seeking a rebate in the cost of their defective Christmas lights.

A fault in the transformer and timer switch caused a problem with the community Christmas tree and the lights on the Buttercross monument and brought a complaint from a resident.

Clerk Joone Oliver said Doncaster Council's Neighbourhood Team replaced the equipment.

Mrs Oliver told councillors the appointed electrical contractor had damaged the lights so a non-coloured set and lower voltage transformer had been installed.

This meant that the lights were not as bright as they should have been.

The contractor had failed to sort the matter out satisfactorily and as a result the council is to meet with the company to review the three-year maintenance agreement and seek a reduction on the invoice price for the year.

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