Street Lights Back On in Milton Keynes?
|Published: 17th July 2012 14:41|
The conservative administration at Milton Keynes Council have decided to review the decision made by the previous Lib Dem administration to turn off street lights in Milton Keynes.
Following the move made 3 years ago which has been criticised by many including a coroner; cabinet member for transport and the leader of the council, John Bint and Andrew Geary hope to reverse it and see various roads lit around the city.
The decision which was made, in a bid to save money, saw many lights on grid roads turned off. There have been various instances where people have been injured as a result and in one case, a man killed.
Leader of the Council, Andrew Geary said 'It is right the council looks to save money but not at the risk of endangering people.
I am pleased that we now have the evidence to enable to review this unreasonable decision made by the previous administration.'
Cabinet member for transport, Cllr John Bint said 'It is alarming to discover the Lib Dems decided to turn off lots of street lights without a safety assessment, and there have been particular concerns about driving from light to dark sections of road. We hope that having more consistent levels of light will make gridroads safer.'