A DISGRUNTLED singer songwriter has released a track protesting against the decision to switch off the county’s streetlights.

Luke Fisher, of Shaftesbury Avenue in Dovercourt, penned the song entitled When The Lights Go Out after being stunned at Essex County Council’s decision to switch off two thirds of lights in Tendring between midnight and 5am.

Mr Fisher, 24, revealed he wanted to exercise his right to peacefully object to the decision.

“As a musician I get inspired to write songs about things which are affecting me or my friends and family and I know lots of people who are worried about the lights going out,” he said.

“People seem to be worried about going out and socialising and it is like they are being trapped because it is total darkness as soon as it hits midnight.

“If people feel they do not want to walk home or have to get a taxi because they can barely see then I do not think that is right.

“Whether or not crime goes up we will have to wait and see but people should not have to feel scared.”

To download the song for free go to lukefisher.bandcamp.com.