Sunday, 5 February 2012

Council want to turn A4 streetlights off after midnight

I was informed last week that West Berkshire Council want to turn off the streetlights on the Theale bypass after midnight as an experiment. This would also include the streetlights on the A4 between Theale and Padworth. The object is to save money and CO2.

I was concerned that the pedestrian access at the end of Wigmore Lane would not be illuminated but was re-assured by council officers that these lights would not be affected.

Update: resident of Wigmore Lane told me that there have been three collisions with deer in the dark in the existing section of the A4 where lights are turned off at midnight.

Update 2: Council have no records of dead deer being collected from this stretch of the A4.

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