ePetition details

Right to Light

We the undersigned petition the council to ,following Kent County Council's decision to switch off 70,000 of Kent's street lights between the hours of 12am and 5:30 am, to reinstate our streetlights whilst more detailed consultation together with detailed risk assessments aided by professional bodies are carried out.

The consultation process was fundamentally flawed, therefore this policy was implemented without the prior knowledge or agreement of the residents of Kent. We therefore ask for the streetlights to be reinstated immediately.

This ePetition ran from 18/08/2014 to 10/02/2015 and has now finished.

1017 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

A petition debate was held at County Council on 26 March 2015.

The following resolution was passed:

“This Council understands the concerns of the petitioners and recommends that the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, having been fully informed by Kent Police and having sought the advice of the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee, should establish the criteria for deciding on a case by case basis whether all night street lighting should be returned to a particular place.”