Basildon estates saved from street light turn off... for now

Echo: Craylands estate in Basildon will not have the streetlights turned off Craylands estate in Basildon will not have the streetlights turned off

Streetlights in six Basildon estates will remain on... for now.

Essex County Council will press ahead with turning off the majority of the borough's streetlights on January 31, but following pleas from Basildon Council, several estates will be protected while further research is carried out.

So while the rest of the borough is plunged into darkness at the end of the month, lights will remain on in Five Links, Felmores, Langdon Hills, Chalvedon, Pitsea 1/2/3 and Craylands.

For the full story, read tomorrow's Basildon Echo.

 

 

 

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11:52am Mon 20 Jan 14

Laughlust says...

Makes sense, Savings can be made by Blacking out Canvey Rayleigh and Shoebury.
Makes sense, Savings can be made by Blacking out Canvey Rayleigh and Shoebury. Laughlust

11:54am Mon 20 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Black it out. It's only blacked out when all people not on shift work should be in bed.

And it doesnt increase crime and it saves council tax money being wasted.
Black it out. It's only blacked out when all people not on shift work should be in bed. And it doesnt increase crime and it saves council tax money being wasted. Jack222

12:20pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Do councillors or members of their families live on these estates by any chance
Do councillors or members of their families live on these estates by any chance Howard Cháse

12:54pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Reductions in Council tax as they're saving money by turning off the lights all over the town except for the above mentioned places then I trust?
Reductions in Council tax as they're saving money by turning off the lights all over the town except for the above mentioned places then I trust? Howard Cháse

1:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

VanRes says...

What areas are Pitsea 1,2,3 ?
What areas are Pitsea 1,2,3 ? VanRes

1:36pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Bettycraven says...

Isn't this streetist!!
Isn't this streetist!! Bettycraven

1:54pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Just leave the **** things on and have done with it. We need to see where we are going.

And I don't see why we should be having a hike in council tax when we are getting fewer services.
Just leave the **** things on and have done with it. We need to see where we are going. And I don't see why we should be having a hike in council tax when we are getting fewer services. Kim Gandy

2:18pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Mattster says...

You can really see this ill-thought plan being reveresed in a year or two when car pile-ups or attacks can be pinned on the lack of streetlighting after Midnight. We live in a world which is increasingly 24/7 but ECC seem to want us to move back to the 1930's.
You can really see this ill-thought plan being reveresed in a year or two when car pile-ups or attacks can be pinned on the lack of streetlighting after Midnight. We live in a world which is increasingly 24/7 but ECC seem to want us to move back to the 1930's. Mattster

2:32pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Benefit-Scrounger says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Just leave the **** things on and have done with it. We need to see where we are going.

And I don't see why we should be having a hike in council tax when we are getting fewer services.
I don't pay council tax so I wouldn't really know. To be fair I don't even know how much it costs nowadays. How much is it?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Just leave the **** things on and have done with it. We need to see where we are going. And I don't see why we should be having a hike in council tax when we are getting fewer services.[/p][/quote]I don't pay council tax so I wouldn't really know. To be fair I don't even know how much it costs nowadays. How much is it? Benefit-Scrounger

2:45pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Laughlust says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Just leave the **** things on and have done with it. We need to see where we are going.

And I don't see why we should be having a hike in council tax when we are getting fewer services.
Likewise I have never paid Council tax, or any other tax come to think of it, though I can see what yous are moaning bout, the thought of paying more for having the lights off.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Just leave the **** things on and have done with it. We need to see where we are going. And I don't see why we should be having a hike in council tax when we are getting fewer services.[/p][/quote]Likewise I have never paid Council tax, or any other tax come to think of it, though I can see what yous are moaning bout, the thought of paying more for having the lights off. Laughlust

3:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Barry Bas says...

VanRes wrote:
What areas are Pitsea 1,2,3 ?
I thought they were talking about making an Essex based remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123"
[quote][p][bold]VanRes[/bold] wrote: What areas are Pitsea 1,2,3 ?[/p][/quote]I thought they were talking about making an Essex based remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123" Barry Bas

3:42pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ColonelSpiffSpaff says...

Jack222 wrote:
Black it out. It's only blacked out when all people not on shift work should be in bed.

And it doesnt increase crime and it saves council tax money being wasted.
Cool story bro
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Black it out. It's only blacked out when all people not on shift work should be in bed. And it doesnt increase crime and it saves council tax money being wasted.[/p][/quote]Cool story bro ColonelSpiffSpaff

3:53pm Mon 20 Jan 14

denfish says...

dont know why ecc couldnt have followed southend and installed low consumption high output led lights ,
dont know why ecc couldnt have followed southend and installed low consumption high output led lights , denfish

5:02pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

VanRes wrote:
What areas are Pitsea 1,2,3 ?
I think that's the estate opposite the Chalvedon estate.


Note that all the areas mentioned are designed with lots of alleyways between the housing units and generally 'enjoy' a slightly dubious reputation locally.

As part of the regeneration/future development of Basildon as a whole maybe there ought to be some intelligent/efficien
t redesigning and rebuilding of these areas in order to tackle this problem.

They could, no doubt, plan this in such a way as to swallow up a reasonable amount of the new housing they tell us it is imperative that they build in the coming years.
[quote][p][bold]VanRes[/bold] wrote: What areas are Pitsea 1,2,3 ?[/p][/quote]I think that's the estate opposite the Chalvedon estate. Note that all the areas mentioned are designed with lots of alleyways between the housing units and generally 'enjoy' a slightly dubious reputation locally. As part of the regeneration/future development of Basildon as a whole maybe there ought to be some intelligent/efficien t redesigning and rebuilding of these areas in order to tackle this problem. They could, no doubt, plan this in such a way as to swallow up a reasonable amount of the new housing they tell us it is imperative that they build in the coming years. Howard Cháse

5:25pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Mattster says...

denfish wrote:
dont know why ecc couldnt have followed southend and installed low consumption high output led lights ,
There not great, they have them in Romford and its like a couple of gloworms stuck to a lamppost.
[quote][p][bold]denfish[/bold] wrote: dont know why ecc couldnt have followed southend and installed low consumption high output led lights ,[/p][/quote]There not great, they have them in Romford and its like a couple of gloworms stuck to a lamppost. Mattster

1:27pm Tue 21 Jan 14

_Lotus_ says...

Jack222 wrote:
Black it out. It's only blacked out when all people not on shift work should be in bed.

And it doesnt increase crime and it saves council tax money being wasted.
and what about the people who ARE on shift work?
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Black it out. It's only blacked out when all people not on shift work should be in bed. And it doesnt increase crime and it saves council tax money being wasted.[/p][/quote]and what about the people who ARE on shift work? _Lotus_

2:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

xenonvalkyrie says...

I guess that Fryerns is affected by the switch off, so perhaps ECC can repair several very dodgy if not down right dangerous footpaths on the estate please? i wouldn't mind a reduction in my Council Tax thank you very much.....
I guess that Fryerns is affected by the switch off, so perhaps ECC can repair several very dodgy if not down right dangerous footpaths on the estate please? i wouldn't mind a reduction in my Council Tax thank you very much..... xenonvalkyrie

6:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Talking of lights, I see the two resident non council tax contributing alter egos are chatting to themselves again on here; as usual the lights are on but no-one's home.

One day perhaps they should have their heads plugged into the National Grid to see if there is even a glimmer of life in there.
Talking of lights, I see the two resident non council tax contributing alter egos are chatting to themselves again on here; as usual the lights are on but no-one's home. One day perhaps they should have their heads plugged into the National Grid to see if there is even a glimmer of life in there. Kim Gandy

10:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Talking of lights, I see the two resident non council tax contributing alter egos are chatting to themselves again on here; as usual the lights are on but no-one's home.

One day perhaps they should have their heads plugged into the National Grid to see if there is even a glimmer of life in there.
As long as they dont drink drive thats the important thing.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Talking of lights, I see the two resident non council tax contributing alter egos are chatting to themselves again on here; as usual the lights are on but no-one's home. One day perhaps they should have their heads plugged into the National Grid to see if there is even a glimmer of life in there.[/p][/quote]As long as they dont drink drive thats the important thing. ThisYear

12:47am Wed 22 Jan 14

aspokesman says...

Wouldn't it be better to have the lights off after the last train has been and gone...that way no one has to walk home in the dark..I had to walk to my car which was park near the station in a side road in Benfleet and it was too dark to see. It will increase crime but the bean counters will fiddle the figures to make it look like it hasn't . It is a bit weird driving along the side roads with the lights off. Nearly hit a few foxes the other night. I do shirts and get home regularly between midnight and 1 am..will now keep my eyes out for burglar bill....
Wouldn't it be better to have the lights off after the last train has been and gone...that way no one has to walk home in the dark..I had to walk to my car which was park near the station in a side road in Benfleet and it was too dark to see. It will increase crime but the bean counters will fiddle the figures to make it look like it hasn't . It is a bit weird driving along the side roads with the lights off. Nearly hit a few foxes the other night. I do shirts and get home regularly between midnight and 1 am..will now keep my eyes out for burglar bill.... aspokesman

10:28am Wed 22 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Will thelightsbe staying on in the parts of Craylands that have been demolished?
Will thelightsbe staying on in the parts of Craylands that have been demolished? Howard Cháse

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