A Case Of Darkness Increasing Crime?

Sunday, April 9, 2017 admin 0

The Echo reports here on how a gang has been stealing power tools from parked van across the Basildon area: AN organised crime gang is believed to be targeting vehicles across the borough in search of tools after more than 37 cars and vans were broken into in four days. […]

More On Streetlighting

Monday, December 21, 2015 admin 0

It seems that there is a delay in faulty streetlights being inspected, due to long-term illness, for which we can only sympathise with the person(s) concerned. However the County Council do need to raise their game on this! By special request, here are a? couple more maps to show the […]

A Golden Goodbye….

Friday, July 31, 2015 admin 1

From the Echo: The man who oversaw the controversial street light switch off in Essex was given a ?116,000 golden goodbye, the Echo can reveal. That works out to be almost as much as was saved in turning off the lights in Castle Point and Rochford for a year. Robert […]

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The Commissioner’s Views on Street Lighting

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 admin 5

From the East Anglian Daily Times: Police officers in Essex are unable to carry out their work as effectively with the street lights turned off. That appeared to be the message from Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston as he responded to questions from residents during a recent web […]

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An Extra Hour Of Streetlights

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 admin 13

The Echo reports here that the previously intractable County Council have agreed to leave streetlights on for an extra hour – until 1 am – except for Monday mornings. the Echo report begins as follows: Essex County Council has announced street lights will remain on until 1am for six days […]

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County Council Rejects Lib Dem Proposal To Roll Out LED Lighting

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 admin 2

Essex County Council today rejected a bid to allocate funding for low-energy streetlights. At a meeting of the full council, the Liberal Democrat Group moved a motion calling on the council to allocate funds for LED roll-out in next year?s budget. Moving the motion, Cllr Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford North) pointed […]

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Southend Goes For LEDs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 admin 1

Southend Council is investing in LED streetlighting , in order to save money and energy in the long run. This is something that the Lib Dems have supported for the rest of Essex, but it looks unlikely as long as the Conservatives stay in power in the County. ( and […]

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Essex Street Lights Switch-off To Be Raised In Commons

Thursday, October 23, 2014 admin 19

The decision by Essex County Council to switch-off street lights at midnight is to be raised in the House of Commons this morning by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell. Liberal Democrat Sir Bob has had his name drawn for this morning?s Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport ? […]

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Light And Darkness

Thursday, March 13, 2014 admin 1

We will be waiting with great interest to see the next batch of crime figures for our district, this will give us an idea of what’s been happening since the lights went out after midnight. In the meantime an observant reader has told us that the illumination for the Give […]

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Lights “Remain On” Tonight And Saturday !

Friday, February 7, 2014 admin 0

From the Echo today POLICE have released advice on how to deal with potential flooding this weekend. A multi-agency meeting has been held to ensure all contingencies are in place to deal with any flooding which may occur as a result of further rainfall expected this evening (Friday, February 7). […]

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The LED Alternative

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 admin 1

Southend and Glasgow are two of the councils investing in modern LED lighting – instead of turning lights off. The Echo reports about Southend: New street lights will improve safety and save money NEW multi-million pound low energy street lights in Southend will improve safety as well save taxpayers cash, […]