Clevedon seafront lights reset after fault caused them to switch on during the day

The lights have been coming on during the day and going off at night. Credit: BPM Media

Lights on Clevedon seafront are being reset after they started coming on during the day.

North Somerset Council spent £80,000 on the strings of new lights along the seafront as part of its lighting replacement programme.But locals have been noticing that often only one of the strings of lights is illuminated at night, with other sections along the prom remaining in the dark.

Other residents have said the lights have been coming on in the day - in bright sunlight.

North Somerset Council has admitted a problem occurred with the timers on the new lights, which it hopes is now rectified.

A council spokesman said: "The new lights have been installed as part of our lighting replacement programme."The lights come on and go off using a timer and this needed adjusting. An engineer visited the site yesterday to reset the timer."

The problems with the new lighting comes at the same time as locals and businesses are calling for changes to the road layout along the seafront to be reversed.The most recent work along The Beach has seen a new buff surfacing installed which residents have dubbed Clevedon’s 'yellow brick road'.

Locals and businesses say the controversial changes - which have cost £700,000 - have made the Victorian seafront more dangerous for pedestrians and motorists.