Do we need the lights on?

Sefton Council is asking for your views on whether to switch off street lights in some areas between midnight and 6am. This would save money and reduce carbon emissions, but there are fears it would put safety at risk. What do you think?

Street light questionnaire is here

The consultation is also asking about the condition and maintenance of the current street lights.

Sefton currently has 31,500 street lights, 1,100 illuminated bollards and 1,963 illuminated traffic signs. These account for 30% of the Council's electricity bill and 23% of baseline carbon emissions. The Council says that in terms of saving costs and reducing carbon emissions taking action on street lighting is a priority.

The consultation closes on 28th September 2012.