Friday, 17 January 2014



 At long last Amey will be replacing the lighting columns on Hawthorn road. Some columns may be relocated because less lighting columns are required with the new technology used. The new positions are marked in yellow or white paint on the ground.

  All lights in the replacement programme for traffic routes will mainly be replaced with state-of-the-art golden white, high pressure sodium light. There will also be some state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights installed as part of this scheme. The new LED lights are more economical and energy bills and carbon emissions will be reduced by between/or up to 50-60% each. The lights direct light downwards reducing light pollution and the ‘orange glow’, this minimises light pollution into people’s houses.

The new columns will generally be positioned at the back of the footpath in line with new national standards. This minimises the risk of motorists hitting the column and causing injury to themselves and pedestrians, and at the back of the footpath, the new street lights will illuminate both the footpath and the road. 

Work should begin on February 17th and may last up to 40 days. Residents will be notified in advance.

It is hoped the new street lighting will help shopers and residents feel safer after dark.

If you have any concerns regarding this issue please Email me

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