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Petition to: take action to bring back overnight street lighting. - Woking Borough Council

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Woking Borough Council to take action to bring back overnight street lighting.

Petition update from the council, 09 August 2017

At its meeting on 20 July 2017, the Council considered the Petition. An extract from the minute of that meeting is set out below;

The Council had before it a report on a petition seeking action by the Borough Council to ensure that overnight street lighting across the Borough was reinstated following the County Council’s decision to switch off street lighting after midnight each night on smaller roads in Surrey. The decision had been reached as part of the County Council’s measures to achieve significant savings in the current and future years. The petition had been signed by 462 individuals and was presented at the meeting. The Mayor welcomed Fiona Syrett, representative for the petitioners.

The petitioner advised that she had been contacted by many residents concerned over safety as a result of the new arrangements, including a number of shift workers. Reference was made to the benefits of overnight street lighting and the Council was asked to provide funding to ensure, at the very least, that a few lights along every street remained on overnight. The Members of the Council were given the opportunity to ask questions of the petitioner before moving to the debate.

The report before the Council was introduced by Councillor Kemp. It was noted that the County Council had agreed that overnight street lighting could be reinstated in the Borough if the Borough Council chose to enter into a five year funding agreement which would cost the Borough between £150,000 and £200,000. In view if the nature of the request, the Petition had also been presented to a recent meeting of the Woking Joint Committee, the discussions of which were summarised in the report now before the Council. In terms of safety, the Council was advised that the Police had been consulted on the proposals and had been asked to identify any areas which should be excluded from the scheme.

The matter was debated in full by the Members of the Council, with concerns voiced that the change would lead to a significant increase in crime in the area. However, a number of Councillors reported that residents had raised little or no concern on the new arrangements and drew attention to the significant benefit the scheme would have for wildlife and the reduction of light pollution. It was further added that residents with particular concerns over anti social behaviour could raise them directly with the Police who were able to request an exception to Surrey County Council.

In view of the debate, the proposal for the Council to provide funding to Surrey County Council in order to reinstate overnight street lighting was put to a vote. In accordance with Standing Order 10.8 the names of Members voting for and against the recommendation were recorded.

In favour:Councillors M Ali, T Aziz, J E Bond, A J Boote and M I Raja.
TOTAL in favour – 5

Against:Councillors Mrs H J Addison, A Azad, A-M Barker, D J Bittleston,G G Chrystie, K M Davis, I Eastwood, W P Forster, D Harlow,K Howard, D E Hughes, Mrs B A Hunwicks, S Hussain, I Johnson,C S Kemp, J Kingsbury, R Mohammed, L M N Morales, A E Murray,M Pengelly, C Rana, and M A Whitehand.
TOTAL against – 22

The recommendation was therefore lost by 5 votes to 22 votes.The Mayor thanked Fiona for her presentation.

RESOLVED That
(i)the petition be noted; and
(ii)no further action be taken by Woking Borough Council in respect of the request to reinstate overnight street lighting.

Current signatories

Fiona Syrett, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Sue Stennett
  • Emma Galvin
  • John Bond
  • Fleur Syrett
  • Jo Lovell
  • Helen Nurton
  • Sarah O'Rourke
  • Neil Syrett
  • Antony Griffiths-Penn
  • Victoria Baldwin
  • Julie Barker
  • Marjorie Watson
  • Susan Knowlson
  • Neil Baldwin
  • Richard Stennett
  • Sheila Ball
  • Amanda cooper
  • G Syrett
  • John Curd
  • Ann K Curd
  • Elizabeth Downing
  • Alan George
  • Luke Downing
  • Michelle Harding
  • Marlene Dos Santos
  • Maria Langford
  • Roz Williams
  • Karen Wells
  • Bruce Bovill
  • Nina Foreman
  • lindsey siggins
  • david chorley
  • Sindy Jones
  • Karen Burgess
  • Juliet Brewer
  • Sarah Cawley
  • Dean Somers
  • Peter Howard
  • Claire Watson
  • Ellie Slade
  • Julia Cryer
  • Linda Alexander
  • Karen McCourt
  • Margaret Cull
  • Simon Brewer
  • K Rout
  • S Rout
  • Helen firman
  • Carly Harwood
  • Carly Stacey
  • Nisha Vempalle
  • Yvette Tree
  • Paula whittle
  • Jackie tait
  • Chloe oldridge
  • Jayne higgins
  • Mark Elwell
  • Alexis mcmillan
  • Steve Nash
  • Victoria Noyes
  • Pauline Schöffer
  • Heather Brown
  • J. Kibble
  • Sally Dabner
  • Vanessa Mitchell
  • Ann-Marie perry
  • Maria Signorelli
  • Adam Piaskowski
  • Anna Piaskowska
  • Helen Duddy
  • Amanda Croucher
  • John Belcher
  • Mrs Hinton
  • Chante Woodward
  • Anna sundstrom
  • Gemma jordan
  • elizabeth hughes
  • paul dyer
  • Carolyn Black
  • Natalie baker
  • Janet watson
  • Henry watson
  • Chris Hopper
  • Tonie bridger
  • Kaley Burnett
  • Cassie Bishop
  • Samantha
  • kevin wright
  • Jane stickland
  • Carol Le'Bez
  • Zoë Shepherd
  • Julie Dickson
  • H Wilcox
  • Denise Lewis
  • Tracey Bateman
  • Alex young
  • JASON. SHEPHERD
  • Melanie Ross
  • Jacqueline Veitch
  • Luigia staphylaris
  • Helen Golding
  • Holly Kelly
  • Anne Bell
  • Karen Rosendale
  • Mrs Sarah Measor
  • Vaughan Starkey
  • Rachel Tucker
  • Lara Lubin
  • Sonia Smith
  • Victoria james
  • Mark Langrish
  • Mandy Griffiths-Penn
  • J Lapworth
  • Jeni De'Ath
  • Lynne cook
  • Karen Platt
  • Matthew Boyle
  • Annabelle Ryan
  • Paula Green
  • Ricky Green
  • Lisa Olekszy
  • Anita
  • Soumya vijay
  • Tasleem
  • Alan Gregory
  • Carly king
  • Amie Uwins
  • C Stevens
  • Abby Chantrey
  • Sue Mailes
  • R LEHANE
  • Katie
  • Angela Hawksworth
  • Kirsty Griffiths flitter
  • Yasmin Akhtar
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  • Zoe Oxley
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  • tracy gridley
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  • Neil Atkins
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