Dorset's PCC to monitor concerns over street light switch off
DORSET'S Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill is monitoring public concern over the switching off of street lights in the county.
Street lighting has been reduced in towns including Blandford, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Dorchester as a Dorset County Council measure to cut costs.
More reductions in night-time lighting began in Corfe Mullen, West Moors, Ferndown and West Parley in December.
Mr Underhill said: "I can understand that the street lighting issue is a concern to some residents."
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He added: "This isn't technically a policing issue but one that is the remit of the county council. In my role as PCC, this becomes my remit if it transpires that road safety or personal safety is compromised."
He said he has received letters from members of the public concerned that crime will increase in unlit areas. He has raised the matter with the county council's chief executive Debbie Ward.
He plans to monitor the situation over the next three months.
People can contact Mr Underhill by email at email@example.com or by phone on 01202 223966. Letters should be sent to Martyn Underhill, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Force Headquarters, Winfrith, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DZ.
Lights will remain on at night on main roads, in town centres and on roads with speed humps.