Boston ‘most negative’ about street light changes but Lincolnshire has a dim-view as a whole

February 17, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Boston has reacted the most negatively to street light changes in Lincolnshire, county councillors are set to be told at a meeting next Thursday. Although, 74 per cent of the 5,305 people county-wide who responded to a Lincolnshire County Council survey gathering opinion on the change said they felt a negative or extremely negative impact on their lives and area, this rose to 83.9 per cent in the Boston district. The results are due before […]

Scrutiny committee to review county council decision to switch off street lights

August 1, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

Following months of criticism and security concerns locally after the county council’s decision to turn off street lights in some areas after midnight in a money-saving drive, the matter is to be reviewed. Lincolnshire County Councillors are to take a look at both the street lighting policy and the impact of IT provision on council working. For street lighting, the scrutiny review will look at the impact of the new street lighting policy. It will […]

Street lighting project for coast and Spilsby enters final phase

January 3, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

Residents concerned about the impact of the final phase of Lincolnshire County Council’s street lighting project are being urged to contact the police for advice. The council is looking to save £1.7m from its annual £5m street lighting budget through a number of measures countywide. These include 17,000 of the county’s 68,000 lights being swapped for low-energy LED ones which can be dimmed; ‘part-night’ lighting being introduced in certain, mostly residential, areas, where lights will […]

Lights Out! Council Confirms Street Light Changes

March 3, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed that 38,000 street lights across the County are to be adapted to turn off at midnight, and up to 3,000 turned off completely, in order to save £1.7m as part of the plan to save £41m across the authority. The ‘part-night’ lighting scheme is one section of the plan to cut costs, with LED lighting being fitted in some areas to cut costs. We have to reduce our annual spending […]

Street light dimming a success

September 14, 2010 Spilsby Online 0

Some street lighting in Lincolnshire are set to be dimmed after a successful trial in Halton Holegate and Mablethorpe. The county council has approved a number of changes to save energy as well as reducing its’ carbon footprint and cut the level of its’ fuel bills.  Pilot schemes around the county have shown that there is no impact on road safety or crime levels, officials report.  Street lights have been dimmed or switched off in […]