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Floodlights left on at The Bushey Academy 'an absolute disgrace'
School floodlights being left on until late in the evening is a "beacon of wasted electricity", according to a concerned Bushey resident.
Darryl Morris, of St Leonards Close, says she has driven past The Bushey Academy many times in the evening to find lights left on and believes it is "ridiculous" and "an absolute disgrace".
The 53-year-old administrator said: "We drove past the school over the August bank holiday and all the lights were on in the building and the fields were floodlit.
"This was during the school’s summer holidays and there was no reason why, on a bank holiday Monday, the building and pitch need to be lit up.
Mrs Morris said she is angry that, when streetlights are being turned off across the county at midnight, the London Road school’s floodlights are allowed to stay on late into the evening.
She said lots of the lights were left on again earlier this week when she drove past at night.
She said: "I consider that totally unacceptable and disgusting because we’re the local community and we’re paying for that. It’s like a beacon of wasted electricity.
"I think it’s ridiculous and an absolute disgrace. This is a local issue. And, unless the cleaners are going into the school at night, the lights should all be turned off. They can’t justify having the lights lit."
However, a school spokesman said they endeavour to be cost effective and that she is not aware of the lights being left on.
Vice Principal, Misha’al Nasser-Green, said: "It would be really helpful for the lady to contact the school directly so we can discuss the issue.
"We are sympathetic to the community and it is in our interest to be cost effective. We are more than happy for the Mrs Morris to contact us and we will investigate further.
"However, the only occasion I am aware of the lights being left on is during last week’s open evening because people were in the grounds, but even then the lights were switched off at 9.30pm."
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