Colchester Borough Council will meet tonight to decide whether or not to pay Essex County Council to switch its streetlights back on overnight.
They will discuss whether or not to use money from the year's underspend to pay the County Council - which is responsible for street lighting.
It would cost Colchester Borough Council £185,000 to fund the lights overnight.
Essex County Council operates a part-time street lighting scheme, but recently Harlow's lights were switched back on overnight after they paid the council to do so.
“I think the lights should be put back on at night because what’s the cost of a life? If the lights go back on and it saves a life or three people’s lives then I think that’s worth doing. I can’t prove it but I will never know if the lights stay off and someone gets killed I will say to myself we had the chance to put them back on and we didn’t do it.”
Colchester Council will discuss tonight whether to give the County Council money to get the town's streetlights switched back on overnight.
There's a motion to take cash from this year's underspend to get all lights switched back on between midnight and 5am.
The move comes after Harlow Council agreed to pay County Hall £100,000 for it's lights to be switched back on, resulting in a 1.5% council tax rise.
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A man was out jogging when a man and a woman were walking in the opposite direction with a black labrador on a lead. The woman picked up the dog but it managed to bite the jogger on the elbow as he passed.
Officers want to speak to the pair walking the dog.
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Police in Colchester are looking for a driver who hit a woman pushing a pushchair, and then didn't stop.
The incident happened earlier this morning on Ipswich Road.
Police say that a white Nissan Micra collided with the woman and her nine-month-old baby. The driver of the car failed to stop.
"Fortunately, the mother and daughter only received minor injuries, but they were left very shaken up by this incident."
The trust which runs Colchester Hospital has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer.
Dr Shane Gordon starts in a few weeks and will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of clinical services in terms of quality, performance and finance.
He is the fifth senior appointment at the Trust in recent weeks.
The hospital was branded 'inadequate' by the care quality commission last month.
Essex police say a woman in her 90s has died after she was involved in a collision with a bus.
It happened in East Hill in Colchester at around 5pm this evening.
The woman who is from the town, died at the scene.
The road has been closed since the accident and Essex police hope to re-open it at around 10pm.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact them through the 101 number.
Essex police are investigating reports that a pedestrian has been involved in a collision with a bus in Colchester.
Police were called to East Hill just before 5pm. The road has been closed and is likely to remain so for a number of hours, while investigations are being carried out.
Police are asking people to avoid the area.