Council to save money by dimming street lighting

Northamptonshire County Council are going to be turning off some street lights as part of the budget cuts. 'Pictured: Street lights in Stimpson Avenue. 'NEWS, NEWSDESK.

Northamptonshire County Council are going to be turning off some street lights as part of the budget cuts. 'Pictured: Street lights in Stimpson Avenue. 'NEWS, NEWSDESK.

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Street lights in the residential streets of Hampden Park look set to be dimmed to save the county council cash.

Residents in Hampden Park will be able to find out how changes to street lighting will affect them at an event on Saturday, June 8.

Street lights in residential roads in Eastbourne are being replaced with modern LED alternatives as part of a money-saving project.

The work in the town is being carried out on a ward by ward basis and residents will be given the opportunity to raise concerns and asks questions before the changes are made.

Hampden Park is next up for the changes and a consultation will be held this Saturday (June 8).

Main roads in Hampden Park will continue to be fully lit by the new lights, but street lights in residential areas will be dimmed during the night.

The planned changes have been drawn up by East Sussex County Council in consultation with Eastbourne Borough Council, Sussex Police and other stakeholders.

The county council says these changes to street lights across the county are being made in a bid to save £885,000 by 2016.

Members of East Sussex County Council’s street lighting team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to people’s concerns at a drop-in event this weekend.

The event will take place from 9am to noon on Saturday (June 8) at Hampden Park Community Centre, Brodrick Road, Hampden Park.

Those unable to attend the meeting can comments or raise their concerns about the proposed changes in Hampden Park via the county council website at www.eastsussex.gov.uk or at local libraries.