Street lighting workshops taking place this month

Proposed changes to street lighting in the Devonshire and Upperton areas of Eastbourne will be showcased at two public events in the town this month.

The events are the latest in a series of consultations as part of East Sussex County Council’s bid to save £885,000 by 2016, by changing the way roads across the county are lit at night and replacing existing street lights with modern, energy-efficient alternatives.

The consultation events will be held on Saturday October 12 at Leaf Hall, 51 Seaside, and on Saturday October 26 at the Enterprise Shopping Centre, in Station Parade.

Members of the council’s street lighting team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to people’s concerns between 9am and noon on both days.

The planned changes will also be showcased at a stand in the Arndale Centre on Friday October 11.