Some commonsense from our Basildon colleagues, as reported in the Echo:
COUNCILLORS have hit out at “irresponsible” highway bosses for failing to repair a road and paths ahead of the big light switch off.
Geoff and Linda Williams, Lib Dem councillors for Nethermayne ward, want to see all highways defects sorted out before Basildon is plunged into darkness between midnight and 5am.
After months of talks, Essex County Council will turn off 70 per cent of the streetlights across the borough today.
The Echo revealed last week lights will remain on for the time being at Five Links, Felmores, Langdon Hills, Chalvedon, Pitseas 1,2,3 estate, and Craylands, following pleas from Basildon Council over crime.
Councillors had called for assurances roads and paths would be fixed to cut the risk of accidents for motorists and pedestrians.
Full report here.