Big switch off starts

HALF the lights across the Daventry area will be switched off from May.

Northamptonshire County Council will begin work to identify with stickers which of its lights can be turned off and removed to save money.

The council says it will not switch off lights in areas where night time crime is a problem, or at complex road junctions.

The majority of lights to be switched off will be in Daventry itself, and on the rural roads

Street lights owned by parish councils and those along the A5 and M1 will not be affected.