Who does it take to change a light bulb?

I emailed Scarborough Borough Council to inform them that a light bulb in a street lamp needed to be replaced.

I received the following reply:

“From 1 April 2011 North Yorkshire County Council took over responsibility for all highways, lighting and traffic issues within the Scarborough borough area and I have forwarded you enquiry to their Customer Services Centre.”

At a time when public expenditure is being cut, it is completely unbelievable that some highly paid Officer in Northallerton is responsible for changing a light bulb in a street lamp on a minor road in Scarborough.

You couldn’t make it up.

Peter White

St Martins Avenue