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No rise in crime during reduced street lighting trial in Welling

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:00 18 March 2016

There has been no rise in crime, anti-social behaviour or road safety incidents since the trial began in October

There has been no rise in crime, anti-social behaviour or road safety incidents since the trial began in October

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The trial has been running since October

Welling’s locals are being asked for their views on a six-month part-night lighting trial which has been running since last year.

The trial came as the council prepares to spend £1million a year on its energy bills.

There are 20,000 street lights across the borough.

Bexley police figures show there has been no increase in crime, anti-social behaviour or road safety incidents during the switch-off hours in the affected area.

Deputy leader and cabinet member for traffic and transport Alex Sawyer said: “I’d like to thank residents for their involvement in this trial.

“We are now asking them to complete the feedback survey so they can tell us their views. These comments are important to us and will help us shape the way we light the borough going forward.”

Residents have until April 24 to give their feedback. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/part-night_lighting

A paper copy of the survey it is available on request by emailing streetlighting@bexley.gov.uk or calling 020 8303 7777 and asking for ‘street lighting team’.

For more information on the scheme visit www.bexley.gov.uk/partnightlighting.


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