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Lights to stay on all night to reassure residents

Street lights Published Tuesday, 13th February 2018

A number of street lights will be converted so they stay on all night to reassure residents following a spate of anti-social behaviour.

Six arson attacks have occurred in as many weeks within Pembridge and Sutton Close, Redditch, often in close proximity to other vehicles therefore creating as much damage as possible.

These have all occurred from the main arterial footpath between Pembridge and Sutton Close.

To reassure people in the area, Councillors Alan Amos, Juliet Brunner and Tom Baker-Price have worked promptly alongside West Mercia Police to come up with a solution.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member for Highways, in praising the initiative of local county councillors Tom Baker-Price and Juliet Brunner, said: "We take issues involving crime very seriously and are always willing to consider each case on its merits.

"If action needs to be taken, it will be, as we have done very promptly here."

 Councillor Juliet Brunner, local member for Arrow Valley East, added: "We've worked closely with the police on this matter.

"We feel that by turning the lights on all night, people living on these streets will feel safer at night."

Keeping six lights on all night is the first phase of planned works with the next being to convert these and an additional three lights to LED. Those works are being funded by all the local members.