Gravesham's Adam Holloway happy with street light turn on in The Warren
PUBLISHED: 10:33 08 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:34 09 December 2014
The MP campaigned to get the lights switched on where there was evidence of increased crime
Kent County Council (KCC) has agreed to turn the street lights on between 12am and 05.30am outside a number of houses in The Warren, Gravesend.
Earlier this year, the MP for Gravesend, Adam Holloway organised meetings with the leader of KCC, Paul Carter and KCC’s member for environment and transport, David Brazier to discuss the Safe and Sensible street lighting initiative.
Mr Holloway was told that if there was evidence of increased crime in an area as a result of the streetlight switch off, and the police advised the lights be turned on again, the council would consider reverting to full time night lighting. At the time, Mr Holloway also made written representations to council members about the issue, posing a list of questions to Mr Brazier about the impact of Safe and Sensible street lights.
Following an investigation into the impact of the street light switch off, KCC has decided to revert to full time street lighting at night outside a number of houses in The Warren.
Mr Holloway said: “I am very pleased to hear that Kent County Council are true to their word and are switching lights back on where there is evidence of increased crime or anti-social behaviour. I am not at all surprised to hear that the Labour party in Kent is keen to burn taxpayers money whilst they sleep by insisting that all the lights be switched back on! You could call it a policy of tax and burn.