In April, the majority of street lights in the Stratford district were switched off. 

Turned off between midnight and 5.30am Sunday to Thursday, and 1am to 6.30am on Friday and Saturday nights, the council say it saves them £500,000 a year and reduces carbon emissions by 3,000 tonnes. However, residents concerned for their safety objected to the decision.

Not all areas were affected in April’s switch-off. Roundabouts, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, and areas covered by CCTV cameras have kept their lights, as have roads near care homes, hospitals, and taxi ranks.

Public footpaths, alleyways, and cycle paths located away from roads also remain lit.