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In The Media & Newsletter » Margot Parker MEP - Are the people of Lincolnshire now being asked to pay their council tax and pay extra if they want lights on at night?
I read with interest the latest on the street light problems in Lincolnshire.
The county council took the controversial decision to turn off 68,000 street lights for part of the night in 2016 in order to save £1.7m a year.
This has meant the lights are turned off between midnight, (and as early as 10pm in some areas), until dawn.
I have spoken and written about this issue before but one of the county council's five recommendations now up for for debate, caught my eye.
It says, 'the county council considers developing an appropriate protocol to enable local communities to financially support street lighting to be upgraded to LED and reinstated to full night operation on request as part of routine maintenance.'
Isn't this what the council tax is for? Are the people of Lincolnshire now being asked to pay their council tax and pay extra if they want lights on at night?
Margot Parker, MEP for Lincolnshire
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