Map charts where the lights go out all over Harlow

Politics / Tue 4th Feb 2014 at 01:37pm

ESSEX County Council has published maps which show where the street lights will be switched off in Harlow.

Harlow street lights will be switched off from midnight to 5am.

Eight maps highlight the areas as: Great Parndon, Hare Street & Little Parndon, Katherines & Sumners, Latton, Mark Hall, Old Harlow, Potter Street and Church Langley and the Town Centre/Industrial Estates.

The date that the scheme will be rolled-out in Harlow is yet to be confirmed due to what is called, the call-in process.

Cabinet member for Highways and Transportation, cllr Rodney Bass said: “We are still in the process of rolling out the part-night lighting scheme across the county.

“We are giving due consideration to the consultation responses received from local residents and councillors in addition to the emergency services, regarding the areas which they believe meet the exemption criteria. I appreciate their time and response with this.

“I am working with fellow councillors throughout the Call-In process for the areas affected and I will listen carefully to their views prior to making a decision regarding the roll-out. Revised dates for areas that are affected by the call-in process will be published online when agreed.”

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1 Comment for Map charts where the lights go out all over Harlow:

2014-03-03 20:09:19

This is one of the worst cases of discrimination I have seen. How are the already vulnerable, going to manage? I know money has to be saved by the council, but at what cost? Fine, if you can afford a taxi everywhere you go. Fine, if you are fully sighted. Fine, if you are fully mobile. What safety measures are in place for those who have to work at 4am and are registered disabled and are being made to work as their benefits have been stopped?? They take with both hands and leave people desolate and scared for their future. It just is not good enough.

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