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He said a consultation on ways to save money last year identified turning off street lighting as the top option.
"That's a worthy investment to save," Coun Galton said.
Safety fears rejected Leicestershire's street lights will be turned off
He said: "We have hard evidence in the county that where street lights have gone off there has been no increase in crime."
I live, concerns were expressed about safety of young people. The issue was taken up by Councillors and Officers and changes made. Surely that;s better in terms of getting things done, than seeking publicity and achieving nothing because you are using people as paens in a political squabble. Forgive me, I'm very cynical about some of these campaigns that erupt before elections. These proppoasls have been around for ages! We got things done quietly and sensibly, not through shouting and breast beating.
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Conservative cabinet member for transport, Peter Osborne, described the Liberal Democrat move as pointless and disappointing.
Conservative Blake Pain accused the Liberal Democrats of scaremongering.
The Lib Dems said upgrading to LEDs would provide energy and carbon tax savings that could prevent the need for switch offs, as well as being better for the environment.
And as this crass idea is considered , the emergency services have launched a high profile campaign to get folks to make sure their house numbers an be seen form the road clearly in areas where street lights are now off. This due to delays locating the house in the pitch black. In Victorian times, the areas that obtained gas lights saw a big reduction in crime but we seem Burberry Round Purse
"The thought of some places losing evening lighting is quite a scary prospect."
The council's Tory majority rejected the motion.
He said this also saved money and reduced carbon emissions and light pollution.
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He said it could save the council between and million annually.
I completely agree with the council's need to save money, however the policy of switching off street lights has shown large levels of inconsistency. I live in a cul de sac and my road is left in complete darkness including the light opposite the road junction so when the lights have gone out it is impossible to see where you are going (I work unsocial hours so I have little or no choice to be out when the lights have gone out). However the next road along which is also a cul de sac has one light left on both in the road itself and opposite the junction. I wonder if by any chance Burberry Clutch - Adeline Foldover
"When filling in consultations, they were under the impression that savings to lighting would be through dimming or by turning off the odd light. To wake up after midnight to find it pitch black outside their window has been quite an unpleasant surprise.
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Lib Dem group leader, councillor Simon Galton, said: "We accept the savings need to be made, we just think there are better ways of making them.
I emailed Leics County Council over the lighting issue and was told in no uncertain terms that the policy would not be changed and no personal requests would be considered. I will go as far as saying the reply I got was shall we say rude.
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