A second petition has been launched against Essex County Council's Part Night Lighting scheme

More than one thousand people have joined a social networking campaign to protest against the now pitch black streets of Epping Forest at night time.

In less than 24 hours, 1100 people have taken to Facebook to support a campaign started by a Waltham Abbey woman to have the street lights turned back on.

On Sunday the streets of the district faded to black when the power to 70 percent of the district's lamps was cut between 12pm and 5am as part of the Part Night Lighting campaign by Essex Council.

The plan to save £1.5million across the county was introduced by Councillor Rodney Bass after it was trialled successfully in Uttlesford and Maldon.

Teresa Cairns from Upshire Green is behind the campaign and has called the switch off “horrendous”.

Sue Calvert from the residents’ association ‘Keep it Local’ says that they are fully in support of the campaign.

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10:21pm Wed 15 Jan 14

It's good to talk says...

So we are saving 1.5 million pounds on lighting, so can we have our local St Margaret's hospital accident and emergency , maternity unit and lost services back. OR return of the train service from Ongar to epping., connection to Central line.

. SOMETHING LOCAL FOR LOCAL PEOPLE.
So we are saving 1.5 million pounds on lighting, so can we have our local St Margaret's hospital accident and emergency , maternity unit and lost services back. OR return of the train service from Ongar to epping., connection to Central line. . SOMETHING LOCAL FOR LOCAL PEOPLE. It's good to talk

12:35am Thu 16 Jan 14

Upshirehorse says...

Surely the lighting has nothing to do with the train operations?
This must be the responsibility of tfl and Boris Johnson?
Surely the lighting has nothing to do with the train operations? This must be the responsibility of tfl and Boris Johnson? Upshirehorse

7:02am Thu 16 Jan 14

pan says...

On a previous article it was reported that Essex county council handed 1.2 Million back from unspent section 106 funds. Money that is meant to be spent on community improvement.

Are street lights not an all round improvement for communities?
On a previous article it was reported that Essex county council handed 1.2 Million back from unspent section 106 funds. Money that is meant to be spent on community improvement. Are street lights not an all round improvement for communities? pan

10:31am Fri 17 Jan 14

It's good to talk says...

Upshirehorse wrote:
Surely the lighting has nothing to do with the train operations?
This must be the responsibility of tfl and Boris Johnson?
I think Tfl and Boris Johnson responsibility ends at Loughton and then Essex County Council take over with a hefty subsidy. At one time a proposal was made by Tfl to cut off the central line at Loughton.
[quote][p][bold]Upshirehorse[/bold] wrote: Surely the lighting has nothing to do with the train operations? This must be the responsibility of tfl and Boris Johnson?[/p][/quote]I think Tfl and Boris Johnson responsibility ends at Loughton and then Essex County Council take over with a hefty subsidy. At one time a proposal was made by Tfl to cut off the central line at Loughton. It's good to talk

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