Surrey Street Lights To Stay On Later

Street lights in Surrey are to be turned back on for an extra hour overnight just a year after the council decided to switch them off.

Since last December, more than 30,000 lights have been switched off for five hours each night to help fund multi-million pound budget savings.

Surrey County Council said they would now be left on for an hour longer, until 1am rather than midnight, beginning tomorrow (Thursday 23 Nov).

It said the decision was taken after listening to residents’ concerns.

They are able to do this because the savings from turning off the lights in the early hours of the morning are likely to be higher than anticipated.

Looking ahead, the council was also considering using LED lights because the savings they offer could outweigh the cost of installing them.