As you may be aware the County Council are proposing from April 2016 to:
· Dim all street lighting from 12.00am to 6.00 am;
· Turn off street lighting on streets which are not main traffic routes or have CCTV cameras.
The Council argue that these proposal are required to meet the tough cost saving targets and will have an environmental benefit. The savings are about £60,000 pa.
The proposals are opposed by the City Council and the police. It is felt that this could have an impact of safety and the perception of safety. The police have pointed out the high cost of responding to an increase in the number of incidents.
The County Council have started their on-line consultation and this will be open until 11 December. The consultation may be found here where you can also see details of the proposed 'switch -off areas' which include Storey's Way and all of the streets to the north of the Huntingdon Road where our houses are located.
The questionnaire is designed to be completed by individuals. I would urge you to take a few moments to complete it; the more people do so the better able the City Council will be to represent our interests.