Council pays for new street lighting - only to turn it off to save money!
Thanks for the story highlighting the recent burglaries in our area and for the story in the Ely Standard on the street lights.
I can see the council obviously listened as now they’ve turned the lights off totally at night, I can’t believe they will not listen to the community on this!
There was no opportunity for discussion as Cambridge had, no formal information sent to anyone they just turned them off.
How is this making it safer? We have a retained fire service and a police force so stretched they’re at a loss.
After speaking to a duty officer a few weeks back they are confused as to why the council deem it logical to turn off lights in a rural area.
The crime statistics suggest that the rate won’t go up, I beg to differ.
It will be an invasion for certain elements especially for machinery thefts etc in the area, have they not realised this?
- 1 Smoke plume in village near Cambridge thought to be car fire
- 2 Warwick Davis and daughter Annabelle cut the ribbon at special opening
- 3 Cambridgeshire man kicked and headbutted police officers
- 4 Stansted Airport and Cambridge trains disrupted after tree falls on tracks
- 5 Have your say on proposed commercial development in Ely
- 6 Casualty treated for smoke inhalation following house fire
- 7 Threat to cancel or 'indefinitely pause' £450m Ely rail upgrade
- 8 IN PICTURES: Wills and Kate visit Cambridgeshire's first County Day
- 9 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Newmarket for Cambs County Day
- 10 Development plans submitted for next phase of Cambridge North
Do they not do their homework. I feel loathed to pay the additional money to Cambridge City Council so they can keep their lights on and feel safe! What about the night workers going home or starting an early shift. The stupidity is beyond me.
They paid all that money to upgrade lighting to turn it off or dim it by 60 per cent. Who has to suffer before this is addressed?