Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Carpark Lights Check; Users Tell of Their Fears Walking Back to Cars in Dark

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Carpark Lights Check; Users Tell of Their Fears Walking Back to Cars in Dark

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Byline: Tim Howard Tim.Howard@dailyexaminer.com.au

USERS of the Grafton Library carpark should find out why they are walking to their cars in the dark today.

Clarence Valley Council said it has commissioned an electrician to find the reason most of the lights in the carpark, have stopped working.

The council initially thought vandals might have damaged the lights, but last week decided it was the culprit was more likely to be in the switchboard.

Last week The Daily Examiner spoke to the owner of Grafton Mall Butcher Alana Kenny, who said she sometimes feared for her safety when walking through the carpark in the dark.

Her fears struck a chord with others on Facebook.

Maree Hambly: Staff cannot park anywhere underneath or anywhere that customers can. They tell us we should park up this far away in a car park with not many lights and if we don't we will get fined. Doesn't sound very safe or fair to me, we all spend money in the shopping centre and if it wasn't for the staff you wouldn't have customers. …

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