Changes to street lighting

Safe and sensible street lighting

To reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and light pollution we have switched off around 1,000 surplus street lights on a trial basis for a year.  We have also converted around 60,000 street lights to part-night operation, so they turn off between around midnight and 5:30am Greenwich Mean Time (1am and 6:30am during British Summer Time). 

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