At the County Council Budget meeting, the Tories threw out the Labour pledge of £450,000 to replace lights that have been removed from our residential streets. Cambridgeshire residents are having to find their way through 'pools of darkness' in our local streets. Many people, including the elderly and those with young children, are becoming concerned about venturing out at night and in the early mornings. Yet the Tory-led council has raised the council tax by 4.99% and is refusing to take action to improve our lighting.
We call upon the Cambridgeshire County Council to allocate £450,000 for a system of bids made by local residents to replace streetlights across Cambridgeshire in areas of most need.