NIGHT-times in Hastings and St Leonards will get a notch brighter when the council replaces orange and yellow street lights with bright white lanterns.

East Sussex County Council is replacing about 5,500 street lights with energy-efficient white LED lanterns over the next three years to save money and cut carbon emissions.

The latest in a series of public exhibitions on the changeover, due to finish in spring 2015, will be held at the Asda in Battle Road, St Leonards, on September 6 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Attendees can quiz the council’s street lighting team, while maps showing the changes in Wishing Tree ward will be on display.

For more information, visit or call Hastings Library 01273 337 162.