A chance for you to give your views
Lincolnshire County Council began a streetlight transformation programme in April 2016, 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:
fears about safety and crime
health and public health services
the impact on businesses and the night time economy
As part of this process they are asking local communities to share any evidence or feedback, both positive and negative, in relation to the impact of the introduction of part night streetlighting.
The scrutiny panel aims to seek views and evidence to help inform the outcome of the review. However, while this may include amendments to the policy, the available budget would not allow for a wholesale reversal of the changes.
To seek views and evidence they are promoting an online survey, which can be found at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/streetlighting
Alternatively, feedback can be provided by calling 01522 782070, via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting in writing and posting to Democratic Services, Lincolnshire County Council, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YL.
All responses must be received by 5pm on Friday, January 5, 2018.