Don't leave Lincoln in the dark.
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In April 2016, Lincolnshire County Council started turning off the lights.
'Part-night’ lighting was introduced, mainly in residential areas, where lights will turn on at dusk and remain on until midnight or even earlier. Lights are then switched off until morning. This was estimated to affect 38,000 street lights.
This has already had a very negative impact on the people of Lincoln. The areas affected have been home to the young, the elderly and the vulnerable. The complete absence of street lighting has led to young people having panic attacks when trying to get home, elderly residents scared of the neighbourhoods they once felt safe in and the opportunity for crime increasing.
We call on the Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) to:
1. Examine the possibility of having reduced lighting rather than complete switch-offs. Staggering the street lighting would reduce concerns residents have.
2. Set up an easily accessible appeals process for residents seeking to overturn street lighting decisions for their neighbourhoods.
3. Immediately start a review into the 'Part-night' street lighting scheme implemented in the City of Lincoln, paying particular attention to the effect it has had on vulnerable residents.
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