Street lighting - Big Plans, Bright Future

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A three year programme has recently been completed which saw the Council invest around £14 million on new street lighting.  This will help to make savings of approximately £1.8 million per year from reduced energy and maintenance costs.

The savings will come from reduced energy and maintenance costs associated with more efficient and reliable Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and the money saved can then be invested in other services.


Facts and Figures

  • Savings of approximately £1.8 million per year
  • Almost 28,000 lanterns replaced with modern LED lighting units
  • Around 8,500 street lighting columns over 25-years-old replaced
  • Some columns were over 80-years-old!
  • LED lights have a longer lifespan and are less prone to failure so they don’t need to be replaced as often, which makes them far more environment friendly
  • LED lights are fully recyclable and contain no toxic materials
  • LED lights generate a better quality of light while using a great deal less energy than the current lantern bulbs 


Reporting a Faulty Street Light

To report a faulty or broken streetlight, complete the following faulty streetlight online form or call our Street Lighting Team on telephone: 01642 526769.

                         Report a faulty streetlight online                       

Damaged/Dangerous Streetlight/Bollard?

If you believe the Streetlight / Bollard poses immediate danger to public safety and requires immediate attention, please telephone our Street Lighting Team on 01642 526769. See all of our telephone opening times.

Outside of these hours, including Bank Holidays, please contact our Security Centre on telephone: 01642 528989.