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Controversial promenade lighting column to be replaced

Ratepayers won't foot the bill, says councillor

Douglas Council insists a lighting column in the middle of a narrow pavement on the promenade is being replaced.

The pole, which was installed on King Edward Road, was criticised for reducing access for wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs.

A statement issued by the local authority said it was an "error on the part of the Department of Infrastructure's groundworks contractor".

Councillor John Skinner says it will be replaced with no cost to the ratepayer:

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