Extra avenue lighting has finally been installed on Clapham Common after the loss of life of Sarah Everard in March, who’s believed to have walked by way of the widespread at nighttime earlier than going lacking.
A petition began by two locals, Ayesha Alibhai and Safiya Sayani, referred to as on Lambeth council to maximise lighting on Clapham Common to enhance security was signed by greater than 28,000 individuals.
Encouraging individuals to sign the petition, Ayesha and Safiya stated: “The widespread is closely populated all through the day nonetheless for these making an attempt to utilise it after working hours, they’re compelled to make use of the widespread in full darkness (as a lot of the widespread has little to no lighting).
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“So, the aim of this petition is just to request that the native council urgently take motion to offer adequate lighting to cowl all areas of the widespread, in order that we really feel protected to proceed to make use of what at present stands as an exquisite out of doors area on a lot of our doorsteps.”
Responding to the petition again in March, Lambeth Council introduced they’d begun working with the police on neighborhood reassurance and motion, including that work was already underway to place further lighting within the widespread.
Over two months on, ladies utilizing the widespread to stroll residence at night time can now be reassured there may be further lighting in place for added security.
33-year-old Sarah Everard disappeared from South West London on March 3, and is believed to have walked by way of Clapham Common on her means residence to Brixton from a buddy’s home in Leathwaite Road.
Her physique was discovered on March 10 in Ashford, Kent, whereas serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, stays in custody charged along with her homicide and kidnap.