Changes to street lighting

Safe and sensible street lighting

To reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and light pollution we are switching off 2,500 surplus street lights on a trial basis for a year.  We are also converting 70,000 street lights to part-night operation, so they turn off between around midnight and 5:30am (1am and 6:30am during British Summer Time). 

These changes will reduce annual energy costs by about £1 million and carbon emissions by 5,000 tonnes.