IT is an absolutely ludicrous idea of the council’s to switch off street lighting between midnight and 5.30am. Perhaps the councillors are tucked up in bed during these hours but there are many people who are not that lucky.

It will be a burglar’s and mugger’s paradise. We had a light out near our house for a couple of weeks and the street was absolutely black in that surrounding area.

If any lights have to be turned off then it should definitely be traffic lights and not street lights. The council should stop frittering away our money in other silly areas, especially traffic calming, central reservations and road-narrowing,

Janis Palethorpe

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