Poor lighting at Beckton Sainsbury’s is ‘putting customers at risk’
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“Inadequate” lighting is putting Sainbury’s customers’ lives at risk, according to a shopper.
Lisa Pattenden, who regularly takes the bus to get to the chain’s Beckton store, says that while the front of the shop is bathed in light 24/7, the bus stop round the side is plunged into darkness after sunset.
“It is really a pain because when you get off the bus there is no light at all,” she said. “I have heard quite a few pensioners get off the bus and say ‘if I fell and broke my hip here, no-one would notice’ so usually I offer to walk with them.
“Surely it is a safety issue and it needs to be looked at? Normally I have my headphones in wherever I go but I keep them off when I am there.”
Lisa, who lives in Gallion Reach, has approached the managers at the Claps Gate Lane store twice but was not given any assurance that the situation would change.
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East Ham MP Stephen Timms agreed to write a letter to Sainsbury’s outgoing chief executive Justin King urging him to rectify the current situation after being contacted by Lisa, 45.
When contacted by the Recorder yesterday, a spokesman for Sainsbury’s agreed to improve the lighting at the bus stop “as quickly as possible”.
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Lighting contractors visited the site to agree the best solution and street lights by the bus stop will be turned on from now onwards.