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Turning off street lighting at night - Devoran and Feock


We have received the following message from the Cllr Richard Williams-Pears, Cabinet Member for Transport at Cornwall Council.

Dear Town and Parish Councils involved in Phase 2

As you’ll be aware we’ve been working towards switching off streetlighting in certain circumstances. Switch off and dimming will be coming to all almost all communities.

We have seen a number of examples from across the country and Europe where authorities have adopted this best practice, to save carbon, save costs and to contribute to improving the environment for nature. In Cornwall we began in December 2023 with a small selection of ‘willing adopters’ across 10 parishes, and are now progressing to a more extensive roll-out.

The next areas to be added to the switch-off profile include Devoran and Feock.

We plan to switch-off streetlighting (midnight to 5am) in the week beginning 15 January in these areas.

There has been a careful selection process, including liaison with local police, in choosing the most appropriate streetlights to switch off.

We are planning a follow-up press release when the next phase of switch off begins that will be shared on Cornwall Council’s social media channels.

We are sure that soon this will be seen as the norm, however we ask the local Parish Councils to be the conduit for either requests to switch back on (in exceptional circumstances and in liaison with the police) or for further lights to be turned off which we would be happy to consider.

There is an Interactive Mapping Page that will show the exact lights that will be switched-off. Please note the latest update will be over the coming weekend.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact


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