Dark pathways will put schoolchildren in danger

STREET lights must be switched back on in certain parts of Daventry to ensure schoolchildren’s safety, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) will be told tomorrow (Friday).

Cllr Chris Long, who represents Daventry West for NCC, is due to meet highway officers and warn them of the dangers children will face around the Middlemore estate when the winter months return.

Half of all streetlights were turned off in June as part of the county council’s latest cost-cutting exercise. But since then the Daventry Express has been inundated with calls from people concerned about public safety and the dangers of darkening the streets.

Read more on this story in this week’s Daventry Express.