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No lights switch-off
8:30am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Evesham
STREET lights in Pershore will not be switched off as part of a county trial.
Worcestershire County Council asked town and parish councils around the county if they wanted to take part in the energy-saving scheme, which aims to reduce the cost of street lighting.
Town councillor Chris Parsons said: “The people I have spoken to in my neighbourhood are dead against it. They have said they wouldn’t feel safe with the lights off.
“The feeling is it will encourage unwanted activity during those hours. I can understand the wish to save money but there are other ways to do it. They could replace the old street lights with LED lighting which would be a tremendous saver