Liberal Democrats demand lighting concerns over Fishers Lane are addressed

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22nd Jan 2022 | Opinion

"Fishers Lane from both Ealing and Hounslow is too dark"
"Fishers Lane from both Ealing and Hounslow is too dark"

After Councillor Gary Malcolm attended Ealing Council's Cabinet meeting on 19th January, where lighting concerns were being discussed, he slammed the Council for ignoring evidence that the lighting needs to be improved.

The Council's Cabinet report (item 11, page 187) shows a photograph (see the attached photo) and at the meeting there was clear testimony from a resident showing that the Fishers Lane is not very well lit as she no longer felt as safe walking down Fishers Lane at night due to the lack of cars driving by.

This has been backed up by a Liberal Democrat commissioned survey on Women's Safety which showed that lighting improvements are needed.

Southfield Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Malcolm said: "Liberal Democrats say that after the attempted murder last year and also due to the Labour-run Council's dimming of the lights, the effect of no cars going through Fishers Lane has meant that many people do not feel safe using the pedestrian pathway on Fishers Lane.

"It is a scandal that the Council did not survey residents or speak to Network Rail to improve the lighting as soon as possible. Clearly the Labour party do not want people in Southfield to feel safe by introducing the lighting that people want."


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