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Residents Consultation on Potential Street Lighting Reduction Trial

(27 February 12 - 6 April 12)

Around 15,000 households in areas of Poole with relatively low concerns for road safety and crime were selected for a potential street lighting reduction trial.

The affected households were sent a letter to inform them of the potential trial, and to ask for their views. The trial involves switching off the street lights in certain streets from midnight to 06.00 ONLY - at all other times they will remain fully illuminated during the hours of darkness.

This trial was given support, subject to the views of residents, by Councillors at the Council's Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) in November 2011. Ward Councillors and the Police were also involved in helping to identify suitable roads. Any that were considered inappropriate for any reason were discounted.

Unless most of the residents in each road did not wish the lights to be switched off between midnight and 06.00, the next step of the process was to present a list of all the roads proposed for the scheme to the next available Council Cabinet meeting. Councillors made a final decision to approve the scheme which would start shortly after.

Further information on the trial can be found on the Street Lighting webpage.

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