Switch Caerphilly's Street Lights BACK ON

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Labour-controlled Caerphilly County Borough Council is forcing through a programme of switching off street lights in residential areas between midnight and 5.30am in a cost cutting measure. The mass Switch Off began in April this year and will continue for more than 12 months.

Many thousands of street lights are being switched off. People, particularly the elderly, have told Plaid Cymru that this action by the council makes them feel less secure and more vulnerable. Turning off street lights should be an absolute last resort.

What the local authority should have done is carry out a test switch-off in a small area and then assessed the impact before deciding whether or not to proceed any further. They should also have asked communities for their views.

We demand an urgent rethink of this policy, with a view to reversing it. In the meantime, there should be a halt on any more street lights in our communities being switched off.

Please support and tell your friends and relatives. With your support we can get our street lights back on.