Online protest against Daventry light switch-off

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AN ONLINE group opposed to the switching off of street lamps in Daventry has been launched.

The Facebook group ‘Daventry lights back on’ has already gathered more than 270 members.

Bryan Farmer, who set up the group, writes: “We feel, that the council has not done its homework on this and we understand it wants to turn lights off, but the principle of this is wrong.”

He also says a protest march could be on the cards if steps aren’t taken to improve safety. Other members highlighted the crime risk, following on from the mugging story in last week’s Gusher.

For more on the lights story see the Daventry Express on Thursday, June 30.