Street lights to be replaced across North Somerset over next eight months

PUBLISHED: 11:36 22 July 2017

North Somerset Council believes the new street lights will help it to make money savings in the future.

North Somerset Council believes the new street lights will help it to make money savings in the future.

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Street lights, which can be dimmed late at night, are to be installed across Backwell, Claverham, Clevedon and Yatton over eight months.

Which streets are affected?

* Claverham – Hollowmead Close

* Yatton – Jones Close, Marsh Road, Rock Road, Shiners Elms, Stowey Road, The Batch, Grace Close, The Eagles, Well Lane, Wemberham Crescent, West Road, Rectory Drive, Rectory Way, Mendip Road

* Backwell – Moorfield Road, Robinson Way, Uncombe Close, Court Close, Karen Drive, St Andrews Road.

* Clevedon – Kenn Road, Hither Green, Ashton Close, Westerleigh Road, Macleod Close, Tennyson Avenue, Yeo Way, Pill Way, Old Church Road, St Andrews Drive, Church Close, West Croft.

Work will begin in August and North Somerset Council says the £200,000 project will allow it to make savings.

Deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees said: “The improvements we’re making will allow us to keep the lights lit at night at less cost than turning them off, as well as reduced energy use, lower maintenance costs, control of obtrusive light and lower carbon emissions.”

He said there would be a ‘small amount of disruption’ while the new columns are installed.

Cllr Ap Rees said: “Programme dates can sometimes change due to unforeseen issues but our contractor will write to residents in advance to ensure they are given adequate notice of when work will be carried out.”


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