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Part-night street lighting

All street lights will remain on all night on Christmas Eve (until Christmas day morning) and on New Years Eve (into New Years day).

The last date to submit a review of part-night lighting is 31 December 2017. See the review process webpage for more information.

On 18 October 2016, the Council's Cabinet approved the decision to implement part-night lighting across Surrey. The full report, including reasons for implementing this, can be found on our part-night street lighting report (PDF).

Lights in selected roads are switched off between 1am and 5am.

The Council recognises some residents may wish to request a review of the decision to include (or exclude) some street lights in the part-night lighting programme. We have developed a process to enable you to request a review of the decision. You can find more information about this on our review process webpage.


Safety measures

The street light remains on if one or more of the following "avoidance criteria" applies. If the street light is:

  • on a main road.
  • in the town centre where there are lots of businesses open late/people around.
  • near a speed hump, chicane, zebra crossings, pedestrian traffic lights and roundabouts.
  • on a road where CCTV is in place to reduce crime.
  • on a road where the Council's road safety team or the Police believe it is needed.

In addition, where buses or trains run after midnight the lights may remain on for a later time or left on all night.  In the case of railway stations our intention is that the lights from the station to the main roads are on only.  We will not leave all the lights on to allow for all possible journeys that might be made on foot or by car from the station to the destination.

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