March 2nd: The Big Switch Off
Politics / Wed 12th Feb 2014 pm28 05:19pm
ESSEX Council has announced that the big switch off in Harlow will begin on March 2nd.
The cost-cutting scheme means street lights will be switched off from midnight until 5am.
ECC has published maps of where the lights will be switched off. It has been keen to stress that town centres, key road junctions and accident blackspots will be excluded.
Whilst other areas of Essex have introduced the scheme, areas such as Thurrock have remained adamant that they will not introduce such a scheme.
Portfolio holder for regeneration in Thurrock, cllr Andy Smith said: “There has been frightening results because of it, including an increase in crime.
“We’re fortunate that we’re not run by Essex County Council, as we’d be in the dark by now. We’ll be keeping our lights on.”