I AM an amateur astronomer who is blighted by street lights, with one right outside my gate where I try to observe from.

I don’t know why the council cannot put shields around these so there is no stray light or even turn the lamps off between 12am and 5am, think how much money would be saved.

In this day and age most people have security lights so the argument that they are for safety goes out of the window.

To be honest, if a burglar is going to break in to your home or outbuildings a street light is not going to stop him.

Astronomer, Sutton Manor