October 4th, 2013 |
“I mean they just get binned”
From the Essex Chronicle website:
THE POLITICIAN responsible for plunging the streets of Chelmsford and Braintree into darkness each night has admitted binning the comments of any resident opposed to the scheme.
Cllr Rodney Bass, the Essex County Council cabinet member who used his powers to approve part-night lighting across both towns, defended his controversial move at a scrutiny committee meeting on Thursday, and insisted the matter was not up for review.
Nearly 5,000 have signed an online petition against the switch-off and the Essex Chronicle website and Facebook page has been flooded with posts, but Cllr Bass insists people need to “grow up” and learn to live with the change.
Answering members’ concerns at the meeting, he said: “I do respond to reasonable arguments but I’m not responsive to people who have written to me – some in quite unsavoury terms – and say we are opposed to the principle of switching any lights off. I mean they just get binned.