January 31, 2024 12.00 pm

Streetlight standoff: Lincoln MP’s safety campaign sparks council blame game

A move backed by students, but will city or county council step in?

By Local Democracy Reporter

In a twist of bureaucratic finger-pointing, Lincoln MP Karl McCartney’s campaign for improved street lighting in the city has sparked a debate over responsibility between local councils.

Mr McCartney’s plea, driven by concerns from students and residents fearful of walking home in the dark, has led to a request to Lincolnshire County Council for enhanced overnight lighting — alternative (every other) street lights after midnight, instead of total darkness.

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