Borough Set to Shine Brighter.

Published Friday 22 August 2014 at 9:27

Over the next few months the streets and roads of the borough will shine a little brighter, as new LED lanterns are installed.

Installed as part of the Councils ‘Invest to Save’ programme these new LED Lanterns represent part of a £10m investment within the borough’s highways.

Councillor Jim Smith inspects engineer Howard Baldwin’s handiwork as a new LED street light is installed

Approved at a meeting of the Council’s Executive Board earlier this year this new investment, along with LED Lantern installation, will see many of the Borough’s roads resurfaced or repaired.

Modern and cutting edge, these new LED light fittings are guaranteed for 20 years, they use half the energy and need minimal maintenance.

It is hoped then that this investment will help reduce highways spending by 50 per cent in energy bills whilst cutting the borough’s carbon emissions and limiting lantern failures.

Listen below to hear Councillor Jim Smith Executive Member for Environment discuss how these new items of street furniture will allow the Borough to save money, cut carbon emissions and bring our network into the future.

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