It looks like the County Council are at it again. We understand that lights are going to be dimmed and turned off over night and the County Council have yet to talk to us about it.
Just like the library, the people of Cambridge are not being properly consulted by the County Council over issues that directly involve them.
This is a matter of public safety. Can you imagine walking home down some of our side streets in the pitch black, particularly where cars are legally parked on the pavement and bins are left out?
Zoe Moghadas, long term Romsey resident and now candidate for the County Council says: "Cambridge is a lively urban area and a tourist attraction. We need to keep our street lights on overnight to make sure the area remains safe."
Do you also remember when Romsey's streets were invaded by Balfour Beattie?
For over seven weeks we had holes in the pavements as one side of the Balfour team dug the hole, another put in the lamppost and then the team that should fill in the holes never came. Despite all our complaints nothing was done?
Romsey needs a strong voice on the County Council to challenge this lack of consultation and the changes that are proposed!
See the news story prompted by Cllr's Anna Smith and Dave Baigent standing up for Romsey.
Zoe has always been a strong campaigner to improve pavements and roads.
Back to Zoe:
"The cuts follow the disastrous contract with Balfour Beatty to replace and reduce streetlights – something that has not just left Romsey Town a complete mess but residents report a noticeable reduction in street lighting already. We can’t take any more reductions without risking an increase in crime or accidents."