Saturday, 11 June 2011

The lights are going out...

Here is a map of Abbeygate showing the (black) lights Suffolk County Council propose to turn off overnight, the (yellow) ones they will leave on and the (orange) ones they will dim. The owners of the green ones have not yet been identified.

I am consulting this week with residents' associations and others for their views, so I can pass them on to SCC who have consulted councillors about their areas. My main conclusion is that certain routes from the town centre outwards should be lit for those walking home late at night or in the early morning. That means the following would have to be lit until later than midnight:

High Baxter Street
Hospital Rd
Mill Rd
Castle Rd
Kings rd
Chalk Rd, Victoria Rd & Albert Cresc/St, or Victoria and Chalk if two, Chalk if one
St James Ln
Sextons Meadow to cycle path
Honey Hill/Sparhawk St (unless Gt Churchyard remain on)
Guildhall, College or Whiting Sts, or Guildhall and Whiting if two, Guildhall if one

Responses so far include both: "Please keep our lights on" to "Please leave our lights off" both for good reasons. If you have any views, please comment or email me.

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