A REVIEW into turning street lights off overnight in Warwickshire is taking place on Tuesday.
Street lighting will be turned off overnight in Stratford district from 1st April but prior to that roll-out, Warwickshire County Council has been trialling the operation in Warwick district since December.
Street lamps have been switched off between midnight and 5.30am from Sunday to Thursday and on Friday and Saturday nights between 1am and 6.30am.
Cllr John Whitehouse (Lib Dem, Kenilworth Abbey), chair of the council’s communities overview and scrutiny committee, said: “Elected members want to question the several changes already made to the new scheme within a few weeks of its implementation.
“Responding to public concerns is all very well, but how has this been done and collated, and who has been consulted each time?
“What is the early feedback from the police and other public authorities? Just as importantly, do the early results suggest that the energy cost savings targets will be met?
“It is very important that these and other questions are answered before the roll-out to the rest of Warwickshire starts at the beginning of February.”
The meeting is taking place at Shire Hall in Warwick at 10am on Teusday 15th January and is designed to provide the public an opportunity to ask officers about the new scheme.
The switch to part-night street lighting is due to be implemented in Nuneaton and Bedworth and Rugby on 1st February, followed by North Warwickshire and Stratford district on 1st April.
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