Keeping the lights on in Surrey
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Surrey County Council has decided, with little consultation, to switch off street lights at night between 12-5am across Surrey. This endangers the safety of anyone who is out during this time. Anyone who was working late, coming back home on a late train; people who are out having a nice time; night shift workers; everyone who works 24x7 like the NHS staff in the A&E; retail staff accepting deliveries overnight, van drivers, emergency support workers.
Switching the lights off at night increases the danger for anyone being outside during this time. In Guildford, there have been multiple sexual assaults in the last year alone. It is highly likely incidents like these will increase if the lights are turned off. In many villages across Surrey, there are little to no pavements for people to walk on which, at night, increases their threat of being hit by a car, not to mention the danger of falling down in our renowned potholes. It will also increase the threat of petty crime.
We ask Surrey County Council to reconsider its ill-conceived plans, have a proper consultation, be transparent in its motives and approach and put the safety of its residents across Surrey first.
Please sign this petition to show your support against this course of action that will endanger our residents and everyone visiting Surrey.
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