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Move start of BST forward to the last Sunday in February

Submitted by Stephen William Bowen on Sunday 14th November 2021

Published on Monday 22nd November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 22nd May 2022

Current Signatures: 11
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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autumn ~ British ~ British Summer Time ~ Dawn ~ Dusk ~ Exercise ~ February ~ greenwich ~ Greenwich Mean Time ~ month ~ People ~ SPIRIT ~ street ~ Time

Petition Action

Move start of BST forward to the last Sunday in February

Petition Details

Move the start of BST to the last Sunday in February, to achieve parity closer to the dawn and dusk times of the autumn clock change. This would give the UK one month longer in British Summer Time (BST) and one month shorter GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Additional Information

1, This could save co2 emissions as lighter evenings should mean less energy used on home and street lighting.
2, Lighter evenings can give better safety to people traveling by whatever means.
3, Lighter evenings can encourage people to exercise more.
4, It could boost public spirit.

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