By Emily MacdonaldThe stairwell at the heart of the Queen’s Road Estate has seen its lights switched off since the coronavirus pandemic.
The switch was made to a new, more effective version of the same lamp, which has been in use for several years.
It’s believed the switch will last a year and a half.
The switch is part of a pilot project which has seen more than 30 homes across the estate switched off the lamps at night.
We will be moving on to a more efficient lamp, it said.
And this is not the end of it.
I have been working on this project for a number of years and this is the first time we have had a new lamp, said David Jones, head of safety and security at the Estate.
There will be other lights, but these are the ones that will be the first.
A second switch is in place at another nearby house and will also be used during the night.
It was hoped the switch at the Queen Road Estate would be completed within the next six months.
However, with the coronovirus spreading across the country, and the Queen and other members of the royal family having died in recent weeks, the estate has been placed under a curfew.
That means no visitors will be allowed in.