Harlow’s political leaders urge review of part-night street lighting

Politics / Tue 11th Nov 2014 at 05:38pm

THE three political group leaders at Harlow Council have written to Essex County Council urging an urgent review of part-night street lighting in Harlow.

In a joint letter to Councillor Rodney Bass, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, the Leaders have said that the strength of public feeling in Harlow and the particular local circumstances would warrant looking again at the part-night lighting policy in Harlow. The Leaders have also raised concerns about the impact the lack of appropriate street lighting has on the public’s feelings of safety and wellbeing when using pavements and footpaths.

The Leaders are calling for a timetable to launch an urgent review across the County and they say that Harlow Council would seek to assist in exploring appropriate options instead of just switching off lights between 12am and 5am.

The letter follows a unanimous agreement of a resolution at Harlow Council’s meeting on 18 September 2014 that called upon Essex County Council, where appropriate, to turn Harlow’s street lights back on now.

A copy of the letter from Councillor Jon Clempner (Leader of Harlow Council), Councillor Andrew Johnson (Leader of the Conservative Group) and Councillor Bill Pryor (Leader of the UKIP Harlow Group) is attached.

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1 Comment for Harlow’s political leaders urge review of part-night street lighting:

2014-11-11 18:58:37

Absolutely the right way to go - well done to all three! Unfortunately, knowing Essex I won't be holding my breath sadly......

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