At the moment the Parish council are concerned about the proposed removal of lights from wooden poles in the parish. Apparently these will not be replaced. Other organisations are also concerned about this:

The Neighborhood & Home Watch Network is working with national personal safety charity Suzy Lamplugh Trust on a piece of work to find out about cuts to local services – particularly street lighting – and how they relate to people’s feelings of safety where they live.

There are a number of these wooden poles in the Parish – one has already been removed from Curthwaite road.

Leaving vulnerable lighting in the following areas:

6 wooden pole lights in Thursby

3 in Micklethwaite

3 at How end

1 in Crofton

loss of these lights have a number of implications including difficulty of enforcing the 30 mile an hour speed limit.

The Parish council would encourage parishioners who are concerned about the loss of lighting to contact both Allerdale and Cumbria County Council to make them aware of their concerns.

We would also encourage you to attend the next Parish council meeting in March to discuss our options as a parish.

A display will be placed in the Parish hall  to show areas affected