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West Penwith International Dark Sky Park News

International Dark Sky Week 15-22 April 2023

Discover the Night in International Dark Sky Week! Visit the International Dark Sky website to find out why dark skies matter and what you can do to support dark skies. And you can join a low-light walk at Chapel Carn Break on 14 April at 7.45 pm, watch the sunset at the Bronze Age barrow and talk about the benefits of dark skies for the natural flora and fauna.

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Do You Have Unnecessary Street Lights?

A new opportunity is coming in for residents to ask for unnecessary street lights to be turned off. This will be lights in back lanes, small residential closes or cul-de-sacs that serve few people and where all the residents agree that they would prefer the lights not to be there, or at least turned off by midnight. Sound like you? If so, please talk to your neighbours. You’ll be improving your view of our wonderful night sky and helping local wildlife. If all agree, contact Sue James, Chair of the West Penwith Dark Sky Park group. She will need the street light numbers and a list of all the residents with signatures, house numbers/names and postcodes. Contact: Find out more about how you can act to reduce light pollution at: