We meet every third Monday of the month
(except bank holidays) at the ‘Lord Darcy’ Public House,
618 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8EH
This will be our last meeting before Christmas and the new year. It will be an informal meeting with a buffet included.
Leeds street lighting chaos!
Leeds could be heading for partial blackout if plans to switch off some of the city’s 91,000 street lights at night are approved. The city council is considering turning off many street lamps between midnight and 5.30am - though it would be more in some areas because major routes would be unaffected. The move is part of a drive to cut costs. Consultation papers are available on their website
UKIP understands the Council are likely to start a partial switch off following its consultation period. It is suggested that a partial switch-off could be installed at about 3,250 of the lights along the city’s traffic routes, and nearly 5000 lights in residential streets could be affected. Certainly, for disabled people, the consequences could be enormous depending on where it is applied to. The worry is turning the lights off in one area that has low crime could result in an increase in street crime and burglaries!
Council information indicates that the costs of street lighting has more than doubled since a private company started running it! Many communities in Leeds face concerns about the impact on community safety, both for residents but also visitors to the city.
UKIP is clearly opposed to any changes in the current provision of street lighting in Leeds. The city has may thousands less street lights now than previously installed, but the costs to the rate payer have risen massively since the Council privatised our street lights.
The people of Leeds have been let down by our Labour run Council yet again.
Don’t worry a UKIP council will switch the street lights back on again!
Chair UKIP Leeds