Parish Council ignores residents petition!! Help us reposition a streetlight!!
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A streetlight was recently erected on a quiet estate in the small village of Clenchwarton, Norfolk. A petition of the residents on this estate found that 87% of the residents DO NOT want any streetlights in the area at all, some of the residents have lived in this area for over 50 years, when the petition was submitted to the parish council, it was ignored and the parishioners views were not taken into consideration.
This small rural village has plenty of locations in which streetlighting would be more appropriate, for example one of the many dark bus stops on the side of the main road which are unlit; used by children and elderly people use.
There is also the environmental aspect as this area is home to bats, owls and other nocturnal wildlife which this lighting would disturb.
This streetlight has been lobbied for by a local Parish Councillor who failed to acknowledge their parishioners wishes. The parish council states that the streetlight was placed in this location because the private road is in a state of disrepair. This privately owned road is the responsibility of the property owners to repair and maintain.
Clenchwarton is a small village and in this age of austerity, the funds should be spent more prudently and the lamp placed where it would reach its maximum potential.
The local Parish council have deemed it would be more cost effective to place this streetlight at this location rather than where it was initially intended or required. In these times of austerity, to spend £2000 on a Streetlight which is neither wanted or needed by the locals, would seem a drastic waste of taxpayers money.
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