I think everyone wants theses floodlight issues to be resolved. I was at Bedlington a few weeks ago when they entertained Heaton Stannington and tbh i dont think floodlights are the only issue at their ground. It was looking very dilapidated. I dont think ive been in a worse step 6 ground in a while. No atmosphere whatsoever. They do have a very good score board tho. I get to New Ferns park quite often and agree with a lot of people saying the playing surface is abysmal. What i dont understand about this venue is Durham United also play there and kick off at 3.00 , yet Washington are kicking off at 2.00 due to floodlight issues. They were fine last week. Surely Billingham will be OK with their floodlight issues. They are well supported and have numerous sponsors who could help i would think.Can I throw in a Monkey Wrench ( adjustable spanner ) into the pot about 3 Elephants in the room in the Northern League. Here goes - Currently there are 3 teams kicking off home games at 2pm because they have floodlight issues, who are namely Washington, Bedlington Terriers and Billingham Town. There is talk on nonleaguezone.net about Washington moving to another ground for next season, but someone states where they are moving to does not meet Step 6 criteria. I'm not aware whether it does or not, but it seems a bit daft to move to a ground which doesn't as that would make them eligible for relegation to Step 7. Secondly re: Bedlington Terriers - All I know is they had around half of the bulbs in their floodlights not working so have some expensive work to carry out to get back to normal. I'm hoping that they will be on target to get the work done as they were fundraising before Christmas as seen on their social media and that seemed to be going well. Finally Billingham Town - They have put all their issues on their social media. I'm very concerned for them as if they fail to obtain some funds via a grant, they will have to find a minimum of £29000 just to safely reconnect their floodlights. I have all my fingers crossed on both hands that all 3 clubs succeed in resolving their issues, as they need more than my favourite tool (monkey wrench) in order to do this. I dread what failure to do so will bring.