Guide to streets affected in big switch-off

Town councillors at Sheringham have voted against a controversial night-time blackout of street lights, because of safety and crime concerns.Mayor Noel Gant said members were split over the plans, which would see 616 lights turned off across the town in the early hours of morning.

Town councillors at Sheringham have voted against a controversial night-time blackout of street lights, because of safety and crime concerns.

Mayor Noel Gant said members were split over the plans, which would see 616 lights turned off across the town in the early hours of morning.

Some felt there were benefits in saving money and reducing light pollution, but others were concerned about public safety and fear of increased crime such as burglaries.

The council voted 6-4 against the planned switch-off, which could involve 27,000 lights across Norfolk and result in savings of �167,000 a year.


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Will YOU be affected by the big switch-off? There's a street-by-street guide in the North Norfolk News which is out today.

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