Improve the lighting of Tooting Common

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Improve the lighting of Tooting Common

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Lilly Trapp started this petition to Wandsworth Council and

Access to green space is essential for physical and mental wellbeing, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tooting Common has been not just a luxury but a lifeline for so many in our community over the past year. 

However, many of the paths through the common are completely unlit - including around Tooting Bec Lido - and so using the common is simply not an option for many of us after dark. This had been a niggling concern for some time, but given the heartbreaking events of the past week just up the road in Clapham, this concern has become much more urgent. The safety of the whole community - including those who do not currently use the common out of fear - must be a priority for the local council. 

We urge the council to install lighting on all paths so that the whole community feels more able to use this wonderful outdoor space as they choose.We also encourage all councils in London and further afield to consider the lighting of their outdoor spaces as a priority

We are tired of signing petitions to encourage decision-makers to take the safety of all users of outdoor spaces seriously, especially women, girls and non-binary people. 

Please learn from this terrible tragedy and take proactive action to improve safety and increase confidence in those who are meant to protect us. Do not wait for another tragedy to unfold before taking action.

In solidarity, 

Your Tooting neighbours

 

 

 

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