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Residents in the dark over street lights

The Argus: Residents in the dark over street lights Residents in the dark over street lights

Street lights in residential areas could be switched off at night in a bid to save money.

Between 12.30am and 5.30am 10,000 street lights would plunge into darkness in the quieter areas of West Sussex if the proposals were to get the go ahead.

The county council said concerns about increases in crime and a rise in the number of traffic accidents have also been considered, but no evidence has yet been found which backs up these fears.

The council has operated a part night lighting policy since the 1970s and already has 30,000 part night lights in residential roads where there are fewer people on the streets and limited car movements in the early hours of the morning.

The proposal is now in the discussion phase with local councils.

Main roads in urban areas will remain lit although the majority of street lights are already dimmed by 50% cent after midnight to save energy.

Town centres will not be affected by the proposal at all and will remain lit throughout the hours of darkness.

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7:42pm Fri 11 Jul 14

David523 says...

We will fight this tooth and nail. Note how the wealthy rich CENTRAL areas of town get to keep their lights. Why? So people can window shop at night?! -No. Because they KNOW crime will increase, and they dare not endanger the wealthy chain stores and influential business owners! Repulsive!!

STOP treading on the poor to supplement the already wealthy. If you want to save money, if you want to aid the environment SWITCH OFF ONLY town centre areas. (Better yet, don't sacrifice lighting, cut politician's pay). Endless shop after shop with lighting full on, plasma screens in window displays pumping out more advertising, all burning energy and fuel.
We will fight this tooth and nail. Note how the wealthy rich CENTRAL areas of town get to keep their lights. Why? So people can window shop at night?! -No. Because they KNOW crime will increase, and they dare not endanger the wealthy chain stores and influential business owners! Repulsive!! STOP treading on the poor to supplement the already wealthy. If you want to save money, if you want to aid the environment SWITCH OFF ONLY town centre areas. (Better yet, don't sacrifice lighting, cut politician's pay). Endless shop after shop with lighting full on, plasma screens in window displays pumping out more advertising, all burning energy and fuel. David523
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