Fight the energy giants instead

Where does the Derbyshire Times stand (Lights Out? 13 October). It’s headline is irresistibly tabloid and frightening.

Is this another ‘improvement’ scheme, like Winter Maintenance which is complicated and potentially dangerous. £400k is not going to repair the massive cuts in social care and jobs nor will it stop people worrying about their safety in the early morning whether they have to go out.

Another Times reported in 1881 that Chesterfield was in darkness due to a dispute between the borough and gas company over price. This led to progress, the installation of cheaper electric street lighting.

The Derbyshire Times would be better to campaign against the outrageous profits made by the energy companies out of each and every one of us today.

Graham Ullathorne,

Lower Pilsley,