Letter - Leave the lights off

ALL local authorities should stop wasting money and energy on overnight lighting.

Darker nights give humans healthier sleep and allow light-sensitive wildlife to come out and feed.

Darkness should discourage bored youths from midnight car cruising and nightclubbers from walking homewards alone at 2am.

Anyone that lives on a darkened street but leaves a so-called “security” light on outside, is making life easier for intruders and worse for their neighbours.

There is no 24-hour society, and “keeping the lights on” is only a slogan, not a sign of mature civilization.

Ian Stevenson

Midland Road

Royston