Going off grid

by 3arn0wl

Following the water turbines coming on-stream, and the regeneration of the anaerobic digester, Poppleton & its locality is now generating most of its own electricity.

In an open meeting, the Town Council expressed the intention of furthering this aim, by turning the street lights off between midnight and 5a.m..

Inspector Force was obviously concerned that under the blanket of a complete blackout, there could be an increase in nefarious activities.  He suggested the use of motion sensors to activate lights in some areas.

However,  keen astronomer and local resident,  Tom Bell,  spoke animatedly about the benefits of being able to appreciate the heavens more easily without the light pollution.

The council decided to trial the idea for a fortnight, to see what happens.

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