Nov 222017
 

 

Impact of the Part Night Street Lighting Policy

In April 2016, the County Council began a streetlight transformation programme, in a bid to save £1.7m per year from the £5m annual streetlighting budget. As a result of the changes, around 42,000 streetlights, mainly in residential areas, are now switched off between midnight and 6am.

A scrutiny panel of councillors is now carrying out a formal review into the impact of part-night lighting, looking at topics including:

  • the environment
  • crime rates
  • fears about safety and crime
  • emergency services
  • health and public health services

the impact on businesses and the night time economy

As part of this process we are asking local communities to share any feedback, both positive and negative, in relation to the impact of the introduction of part night streetlighting.

All feedback received will be taken into consideration by the panel when considering its recommendations for the council’s decision-making executive. However, while this may include amendments to the policy, the available budget would not allow for a wholesale reversal of the changes.

To complete the online survey, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/streetlighting Alternatively, call 01522 782070, Or email, Scrutiny@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Information may also be submitted by post to:

Democratic Services, Lincolnshire County Council County Offices, Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YL

All responses must be received by 5pm on Friday 5 January.

The scrutiny panel aims to seek views and evidence to help inform the outcome of the review. We would welcome your input and be grateful if you could also share this information with people in your community and other contacts.

Yours faithfully,

Councillor Angela Newton (Chairman) & Councillor Steve Kirk (Vice-Chairman)