The recent press report of the Conservative-run county council saying it will consider keeping the street lights on till 2am in the morning while dimming those at 5am till 6am shows up the fakeness of the Conservatives.

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This fully costed and indeed environmental friendly proposal was proposed by the Liberal Democrats in February and voted down by the Conservatives.

Yes the Conservatives will now consider this but not bring it in until they consider new “rules” for after next May!

So another dark winter goes by! Even then it’s their party which will decide the “rules”.

The new LED lights have a fixed remote control which enables county hall to change the timings at a switch of a button.

So while the Conservatives decide the “rules” we proposed, at least the dimming of the early morning lights between 5am and 6am should happen now.

Talk about political dogma, but it as shows that the Conservatives’ promise to tackle the climate emergency failed this first and very easy test!

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst

County Councillor for Central Watford and Oxhey