Lighting for Derby Stores, Newnham Croft, Cambridge
We, the undersigned, strongly object to the removal of the street light in Newnham Croft Street opposite the entrance to Derby Stores.
Derby Stores of 26 Derby Street, CB3 9JE, is a well-established post office and popular convenience store. It has long opening hours, often in the dark, yet the only street light which illuminated this section of the road has been removed. The pavements on both sides of Newnham Croft Street are narrow and slope. It is essential that they are well lit, so that the public using this busy street – particularly the elderly, children and those with pushchairs – are not at risk of tripping or being knocked down by passing bicycles and cars. The store has suffered two armed raids; removing the only street light which illuminated its entrance leaves it vulnerable to further attacks.
For the safety of the customers and staff of Derby Stores and the residents of Newnham please reinstate this light.