Council no plans to turn off the lights

THURROCK COUNCIL bosses have indicated that they have no plans to turn off the street lights in Thurrock.

The matter came to light as Essex County Council (ECC) have announced a series of cuts to lighting in Essex.

ECC now plans to roll out part-night street-lighting in eight districts and boroughs by February 2014.

The current schedule for switching ECC-owned street-lights to part-night lighting is as follows:
· Basildon & Colchester – 1 November 2013
· Epping Forest & Castle Point – 1 December 2013
· Rochford & Tendring – 1 January 2014
· Brentwood & Harlow – 1 February 2014

Portfolio holder, cllr Andy Smith said: “Despite the plans being rolled out over Essex, we have no plans to do the same in Thurrock.

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