In the dark over lack of support

On Tuesday a vote was taken at a council meeting of Warwickshire County Council on whether street lights should be put back on at night.

The Labour group, in line with its manifesto, voted in favour of a resumption of lighting our streets at night.

I regret that other parties voted against or, in the case of the newly elected Green Party member for Brunswick ward, Jonathan Chilvers, abstained.

I am at a loss to understand why Mr Chilvers could not support a move that would have allayed the fears of elderly residents, shift workers and students who now have to move about at night in fear in the dark.

Alan Wilkinson, Warwick District and Leamington Town councillor, Brunswick Ward