Councillors in talks about better lighting

Chiswick’s Conservative councillors have had talks with officers of Hounslow Council and persuaded them not to dim the lighting around Chiswick Back Common, in an effort to reduce crime.

The Council had decided to use less power as a cost cutting measure, but after a spate of muggings around Turnham Green tube station the lights on Chiswick Common Road and the the lights on Windmill Road have been taken out of the computerised dimming regime.

The councillors have also received a commitment that the council will provide additional lighting and brighter bulbs in the ‘heritage’ lamps around Chiswick Back Common. CCTV provision in and around Chiswick Common and the surrounding area are also to be reviewed as a matter of priority.

Image: The Cold Night – Jon Perry