Surrey County Council begins part-night time street lighting in Surrey Heath in December 2016

I’m alerted, by readers, to Surrey County Council’s plans to introduce part-night time street lighting.

street-light-in-lightwater-roadI haven’t been aware of this, or more importantly that there’d been a consultation on the subject. I guess all our away days and holidays we’ve enjoyed this summer have come at the expense of being out of touch with some local issues.

I fall into the category of being a diligent resident who reports street light issues, such as incorrect timing. Will I now become one who suggests places where street lights need to remain on throughout the night. I guess I need to study the report to Surrey County Council cabinet on the topic – shown below. [Photo: one of my concerns is street lights in Lightwater Road – not the cyclist. Short of photos of street lights which is why I chose this photo]. Ah, well, at least it’s a new interest for me.

The timetable for the introduction of the part-night street lighting has Surrey Heath, along with Guildford and Waverley, in the first phase. Looking HERE at the street/roads in Surrey Heath, you’ll see there are very few exceptions.

4 thoughts on “Surrey County Council begins part-night time street lighting in Surrey Heath in December 2016

  1. Hi Tim We’ve never met but I’ve been following your blog for ages. Part-time night lighting – I am in the process of writing to John Furey about this asking how the views of just 842 Surrey residents can be deemed representative of the rest of [say]900,000 residents. Also why was this whole ‘survey’ virtually hidden away from the public eye where only those who stumbled across it knew what was in the wind. I quote      “A public consultation was published via the Council’s website     (www.surreysays.co.uk) from 5 August 2016 to 2 September 2016. This     was promoted through a variety of routes including emailing links via     Residents’ Panels and posters in the Council’s Libraries.” Do you regularly check the SCC website for notifications of public consultations, going to a SCC library to check on the contents of the notice boards or are you a member of a Residents’ Panel? Come to think of it what exactly is a “Residents’ Panel”? I’ve just checked and we haven’t got one in Lightwater or in Surrey Heath. Being the ultimate cynic [!] I fully expect to get a super-duper non-committal response that doesn’t answer the questions! Regards David Walton9 Derwent RoadLightwater

    WordPress.com | Tim Dodds posted: “I’m alerted, by readers, to Surrey County Council’s plans to introduce part-night time street lighting.I haven’t been aware of this, or more importantly that there’d been a consultation on the subject. I guess all our away days and holidays we’ve enjo” | |

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  2. I wonder if the lights in residential roads will have a very slow ramp-up otherwise a load of folks will have a sudden wake-up at the 5am switch-on.

    Will this stupid “Carbon Tax” be one of the rules from Brussels that will be killed by Brexit ?
    Who had the idea that this little country would save the world when China, India etc are still spewing masses into the atmosphere.

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  3. No lights equals an invitation to thieves – I hope the police will monitor “house break ins” and other crime and report to the council…

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