£270m to be spent on street lights

£270m to be spent on street lights

£270m to be spent on street lights

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A FIVE-year programme to replace 55,000 street lights will cut carbon emissions by a quarter.

West Sussex County Council’s £270 million, 25-year contract with Scottish and Southern Energy will see 80% of the local authority’s lights be replaced by next year.

The council is working in partnership with energy firm SSE to replace all street lights over 15-years-old with “brighter, energy-saving” lights.

West Sussex County Council have said the new lights in residential areas use a whiter light which gives better colour identification and are cheaper to maintain.

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4:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Goldenwight says...

Is it a 5 year cprogramme, or a 25 year contract? Or have these figures just been picked out of the air on the grounds that statistics and facts & figures look good?

And if they can replace 80% of lights in a year, why can the work not be completed in two?
Is it a 5 year cprogramme, or a 25 year contract? Or have these figures just been picked out of the air on the grounds that statistics and facts & figures look good? And if they can replace 80% of lights in a year, why can the work not be completed in two? Goldenwight
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