Wayne David MP and Hefin David MS have written to Caerphilly County Borough Council asking for the Council’s policy of street light switch-off to be reconsidered.
Both Wayne David and Hefin David have been approached by constituents who are concerned about this policy.
Wayne David said “Of course I understand that the Council has to save money in these difficult times, but switching off street lights from midnight until 5.30am during the winter months is causing concern among many people, particularly the elderly.
“I would hope that in the New Year the Council gives careful consideration as to whether this is a policy that needs, at least, to be modified. While I fully support the Council’s wish to reduce the authority’s carbon footprint, there are other ways in which this can be done.”
Hefin David added “Many people believe that they are unsafe when the street lights are switched off for so long – perception is very important. People need to feel safe at all times. We would hope that the council listens to what people are saying throughout the borough and modify their policy accordingly”.