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STREET LIGHTING IN NEWHAVEN AND SOUTH HEIGHTON IS CHANGING - HAVE YOUR SAY

July 10 2012.


East Sussex County Councill is proposing changes to the street lighting in Newhaven and South Heighton, turning off some street lights after midnight, reducing the number of lights in some streets and dimming others between midnight and the early hours.

ESCC is holding a public consultation event at Sainsbury's in Newhaven on Saturday 21 July, between 9am and midday, where residents will be able to discuss concerns before any final decisions are made.

If you can't make it to the event, you can find all the information and comment online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay between 21 July and 6 August. Information and comment forms will also be available at Newhaven Library, Newhaven Town Council offices in Fort Road and at South Heighton Village Hall. 

ESCC currently spends close to £1.4 million on electricity for street lighting and making these changes will help to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Councillor Carl Maynard, Lead Cabinet Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: "The pilot schemes in other areas seem to have been well-received by residents and businesses in the area, and the local police say there has been no increase in incidents reported to them. But we know each town or village will have different needs, so it is really important you come along, look at the proposals and talk through your comments with our staff."