Hundreds want street lights turned back on in Castle Point

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition to try to get street lights switched back on in Castle Point.

Around 70 per cent of lights were switched off last month, plunging the borough into darkness, as Essex County Council’s scheme was brought into action.

The initiative, which aims to cut costs and carbon emissions by turning off the lights between midnight and 5am, has raised safety concerns from residents.

Almost 900 people have put their name to a campaign to get the lights switched back on after Benfleet resident Rick Llewellyn started the online petition.

Scores of people have flocked to the site to share their experiences since the switch-off.

Clare Curtis, from Canvey, wrote: “I have to leave for work at 3.30am and going out to my car at that time is scary enough with the lights on. Now they’re off, its even worse. I have to get a family member to watch me go to my car, as anyone could be lurking in the shadows.”

Key road junctions and areas where lighting is needed for safety reasons are not affected by the switch-off.

However, residents claim they do not feel safe walking around late a night.

Kay Fogg, from Benfleet, said: “My husband is a taxi driver and they are all having a nightmare when the lights go off.

“They can’t see turnings, can’t see house numbers, can’t see if a person gets safely to their door, or falls down drunk in the road. It’s the same for any of the emergency services too, doctors on call, paramedics, fire, ambulance, police.

“Why can’t they take a leaf out of Southend’s book and invest in low-energy bulbs? We all pay our council taxes and it should be our right to expect lit paths and roads in such a built-up area.

“There is no way on this earth I would be walking home from anywhere after midnight these days.”

A 4,000-strong petition was presented to County Hall objecting to the plans before the lights were turned off, but the switch-off went ahead on January 12.

An Essex County Council spokesperson said: “Essex County Council welcomes residents’ feedback on council issues and will consider any petition which is submitted on its own merits in line with the council’s petitions policy. An extensive consultation was carried out regarding part-night lighting in the Castle Point area previously and residents were given the opportunity to share their comments on the proposals via their local councillors, and local Council, during this time prior to the decision being taken to proceed with part-night lighting. However, if a petition is received, any new concerns will be taken on board and considered.”

The county council predicts the scheme, which is being rolled out across Essex, will save about £1million a year, including £64,000 in Castle Point alone.

To view the petition, visit change.org/en-GB/petitions/ essex-county-castle point-borough-council-turn-thestreet- lights-back-on-overnight

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8:27pm Wed 5 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

why can't they turn off alternate lights, example: 20 in a road and switch 10 off, still save money and residents still have some light.
why can't they turn off alternate lights, example: 20 in a road and switch 10 off, still save money and residents still have some light. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 9

8:34pm Wed 5 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -16

8:45pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Tilly says...

My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.
My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything. Tilly
  • Score: -1

8:47pm Wed 5 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Tilly wrote:
My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.
has he tried putting his lights on.
[quote][p][bold]Tilly[/bold] wrote: My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.[/p][/quote]has he tried putting his lights on. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -2

9:13pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
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You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course.

You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course. You don't appear to work because you are constantly here. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 14

9:31pm Wed 5 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

Tilly wrote:
My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.
Buy a torch at the 99p shop. Won't break the bank.

Next !

Back to topic;

'Hundreds of people petition. Out of just how many thousands?

Another gobby minority.
[quote][p][bold]Tilly[/bold] wrote: My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.[/p][/quote]Buy a torch at the 99p shop. Won't break the bank. Next ! Back to topic; 'Hundreds of people petition. Out of just how many thousands? Another gobby minority. RochfordRob
  • Score: -16

9:36pm Wed 5 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course.

You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.
Other people work for me, I retired at 50, whats your excuse Gandy....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course. You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.[/p][/quote]Other people work for me, I retired at 50, whats your excuse Gandy.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -13

9:53pm Wed 5 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

There used to be a wartime song, When the lights come on again, all over this land, when the women stay at home, all over this land, and the Men folk start a family , tis the time to say we won....
There used to be a wartime song, When the lights come on again, all over this land, when the women stay at home, all over this land, and the Men folk start a family , tis the time to say we won.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -4

10:05pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn


owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course.

You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.
Other people work for me, I retired at 50, whats your excuse Gandy....
yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course. You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.[/p][/quote]Other people work for me, I retired at 50, whats your excuse Gandy....[/p][/quote]yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 8

10:11pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Switching the lights off has to be the craziest thing the council have done so far .. Why don't they use solar lights instead? maybe not as bright but it's better than nothing as now we can't see s0d all ...
Switching the lights off has to be the craziest thing the council have done so far .. Why don't they use solar lights instead? maybe not as bright but it's better than nothing as now we can't see s0d all ... InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 9

10:12pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course.

You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.
Thumb up ....thumb up .... thumb up
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]so you're everybody's moral and social guardian now are you? Self appointed of course. You don't appear to work because you are constantly here.[/p][/quote]Thumb up ....thumb up .... thumb up InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 10

10:17pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property .. InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 17

10:23pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

RochfordRob wrote:
Tilly wrote:
My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.
Buy a torch at the 99p shop. Won't break the bank.

Next !

Back to topic;

'Hundreds of people petition. Out of just how many thousands?

Another gobby minority.
Why should we buy torches? we pay enough council tax in this borough. I for one expect street lighting is included in that fee.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tilly[/bold] wrote: My husband comes home sometimes between 2-3am and it is that dark in Rayleigh that he can't put his car in the garage because you can't see anything.[/p][/quote]Buy a torch at the 99p shop. Won't break the bank. Next ! Back to topic; 'Hundreds of people petition. Out of just how many thousands? Another gobby minority.[/p][/quote]Why should we buy torches? we pay enough council tax in this borough. I for one expect street lighting is included in that fee. InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 15

5:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Those people account for less than 1% of the local population, no case to answer.
NEXT....
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Those people account for less than 1% of the local population, no case to answer. NEXT.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -11

5:42am Thu 6 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done

NEXT....
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -7

9:01am Thu 6 Feb 14

RochfordRob says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn


owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done

NEXT....
Garage:

Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p

Driveway:

Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds. RochfordRob
  • Score: 0

10:59am Thu 6 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn


owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Those people account for less than 1% of the local population, no case to answer.
NEXT....
1% of the local population? ... What orifice did you pluck that from?
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Those people account for less than 1% of the local population, no case to answer. NEXT....[/p][/quote]1% of the local population? ... What orifice did you pluck that from? InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 6

11:05am Thu 6 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn


owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done

NEXT....
Are you saying that 1% of the local population only have one car as well?
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Are you saying that 1% of the local population only have one car as well? InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 6

11:08am Thu 6 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

RochfordRob wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn



owingthat
wrote:
You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done

NEXT....
Garage:

Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p

Driveway:

Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.
Unfortunately in this day and age we have to have everything under lock and key otherwise it's going to get pinched ... FACT !!
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately in this day and age we have to have everything under lock and key otherwise it's going to get pinched ... FACT !! InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 6

11:28am Thu 6 Feb 14

Alekhine says...

RochfordRob wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....
Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.
Car:

This year's range rover with all the accessories.

Garage:

One inch too small for car.
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.[/p][/quote]Car: This year's range rover with all the accessories. Garage: One inch too small for car. Alekhine
  • Score: -1

11:42am Thu 6 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Alekhine wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....
Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.
Car:

This year's range rover with all the accessories.

Garage:

One inch too small for car.
It is very disconcerting when you look out of the window and see nothing but black, must have been awful in the war, seems like it is going back to those times
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.[/p][/quote]Car: This year's range rover with all the accessories. Garage: One inch too small for car.[/p][/quote]It is very disconcerting when you look out of the window and see nothing but black, must have been awful in the war, seems like it is going back to those times CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

11:42am Thu 6 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Alekhine wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....
Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.
Car:

This year's range rover with all the accessories.

Garage:

One inch too small for car.
It is very disconcerting when you look out of the window and see nothing but black, must have been awful in the war, seems like it is going back to those times
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.[/p][/quote]Car: This year's range rover with all the accessories. Garage: One inch too small for car.[/p][/quote]It is very disconcerting when you look out of the window and see nothing but black, must have been awful in the war, seems like it is going back to those times CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

11:43am Thu 6 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote:
InTheKnowOk wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work
What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..
Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....
Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.
Car:

This year's range rover with all the accessories.

Garage:

One inch too small for car.
It is very disconcerting when you look out of the window and see nothing but black, must have been awful in the war, seems like it is going back to those times
TONKA TOY NEXT
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: You should be in bed by midnight, to be up in time for work[/p][/quote]What about milkmen, shift workers and people coming home from clubs etc .. It's not safe is it? .. Also a golden opportunity for scum to vandalise cars and break in our property ..[/p][/quote]Clear thy cr@p from garage, put car in, job done NEXT....[/p][/quote]Garage: Place to store a £100 mower, rusty bike and other assorted worthless cr@p Driveway: Place to store car costing several thousand Pounds.[/p][/quote]Car: This year's range rover with all the accessories. Garage: One inch too small for car.[/p][/quote]It is very disconcerting when you look out of the window and see nothing but black, must have been awful in the war, seems like it is going back to those times[/p][/quote]TONKA TOY NEXT CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -1

2:19pm Thu 6 Feb 14

barneydrop says...

Thankfully no lights have been switched off where any councillors live, that's the main thing.
Thankfully no lights have been switched off where any councillors live, that's the main thing. barneydrop
  • Score: 2

11:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

bazza 1 says...

Just remember who was responsible when the council elections come up next time.
Just remember who was responsible when the council elections come up next time. bazza 1
  • Score: 5

12:51pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Thorp55 says...

When trains run till 1am, it is ludicrous turning lights off at 12.Are we never to have a night out at the theatre or socialise after work or even work shifts. Try walking up crown hill in the dark there is a huge pothole near a drain on the path if anyone falls hope they sue council for a lot. Not everyone can afford taxis and if you live a couple of hundred yard s away from station you walk . If you put the torch on your phone on its like saying here I am rob me of my phone. Yobs will know when trains arrive that most youngsters have smart phones and they will be sitting targets . Still I suppose some people think we should all sit in and not go out and be as miserable as them,
When trains run till 1am, it is ludicrous turning lights off at 12.Are we never to have a night out at the theatre or socialise after work or even work shifts. Try walking up crown hill in the dark there is a huge pothole near a drain on the path if anyone falls hope they sue council for a lot. Not everyone can afford taxis and if you live a couple of hundred yard s away from station you walk . If you put the torch on your phone on its like saying here I am rob me of my phone. Yobs will know when trains arrive that most youngsters have smart phones and they will be sitting targets . Still I suppose some people think we should all sit in and not go out and be as miserable as them, Thorp55
  • Score: 4

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