Gainsborough’s street lighting to be reviewed in the summer in battle to get them switched back on

Coun Sheila Bibb, Coun Ashley Perraton-Williams and Coun Richard Davies
Coun Sheila Bibb, Coun Ashley Perraton-Williams and Coun Richard Davies

The battle to get the street lighting turned back on in Gainsborough has taken a step forward after a visit from a member of Lincolnshire County Council.

Highways Portfolio Holder at Lincs County Council, Councillor Richard Davies, visited Gainsborough to hear the concerns raised from residents about the street lights being turned off from midnight to 6am in certain areas of the town.

Coun Davies met with town councillors Coun Ashley Perraton-Williams and Coun Sheila Bibb.

Coun Peraton-Williams said Coun Davies confirmed the issue would be reviewed in summer

He said: “He was keen to offer his assurances that real and meaningful change can be facilitated in those areas where the lighting changes are having a measurable effect on the safety of property or people.”

Coun Davies said: “I’m grateful to Shelia and Ashley for the opportunity to talk to them about the issues in their areas.

“Gainsborough is a key urban area in the town and whenever we make changes to services it’s important that we listen to the public.

“They are both passionate representatives of the town and I’m sure they won’t be backward in coming forward when we study the impacts of the changes in the summer.”