Highland Council want to experiment by turning off half the street lights at Broad Hill to see how things go and whether the idea could be expanded to other areas of the town. The meeting heard the suggestion that Broad Hill was chosen because it was a relatively crime free area. However a Broad Hill resident present of the meeting told of how there had been recent increases of theft from gardens and bad behaviour from alcohol abusers passing through the area.
John Dolan read an e-mail from the Highland Council that asked River CC for their views on the matter. River CC were not prepared to commit themselves on the issue before delivering a survey to every household in Broad Hill asking them for their views on the Highland Council's proposal.