Loughton Town councillors call for further 15-minute delay to improve safety for Tube users

Cllr Rodney Bass has already agreed to leave street lights on for an extra hour for Tube users

Cllr Rodney Bass has already agreed to leave street lights on for an extra hour for Tube users

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Concerns are still being raised over the safety of Tube users following the street light switch off in Epping Forest.

Despite a move to put back the switch–off time in Epping Forest by an hour to 1am for late-night travellers using the network, councillors in Loughton are calling for a further 15-minute delay.

This is because the last train passes through stations in Epping Forest at just after 1am.

The Town Council has agreed to write to Essex County councillor Rodney Bass, who is the architect of the policy aimed at saving money and helping the environment.

It follows a recommendation by the Environment and Heritage Committee on March 26.

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12:09pm Wed 2 Apr 14

SNGreen says...

And How about people at 6am?? The shift workers and traders who get up early. Surely the finish time should be earlier say 5am or 5.30am
And How about people at 6am?? The shift workers and traders who get up early. Surely the finish time should be earlier say 5am or 5.30am SNGreen
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11:16am Thu 3 Apr 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

I submitted a Freedom of Information request asking how much would be saved in Loughton, they couldn't tell me so I AM STILL IN THEDARK.

In fact the capital outlay to enact he scheme is enormous and cash flow savings will take years to be made. Cllr Bass is a merchant banker.
I submitted a Freedom of Information request asking how much would be saved in Loughton, they couldn't tell me so I AM STILL IN THEDARK. In fact the capital outlay to enact he scheme is enormous and cash flow savings will take years to be made. Cllr Bass is a merchant banker. MICHAEL MCGOUGH
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8:13pm Fri 4 Apr 14

It's good to talk says...

Areas that have had street lights added to improve highway safety are supposed to be exempt. This is not being done because they have conveniently disposed of past records.
There should have been public consultation before part lighting was allowed to start.
It should be up to the local people to bring in changes that affect them not just Rodney Bass, who was not locally elected.
Areas that have had street lights added to improve highway safety are supposed to be exempt. This is not being done because they have conveniently disposed of past records. There should have been public consultation before part lighting was allowed to start. It should be up to the local people to bring in changes that affect them not just Rodney Bass, who was not locally elected. It's good to talk
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