Across the district we are responsible for some 2,705 footway lights, and during the Financial Year 2017/2018 we worked with Harlite Installations Ltd to fit energy efficient LED lights to our columns saving around £110,000 in running costs each year and carbon emissions of 218,510 kg CO2e or 218 tonnes. These LED light fittings are 68% more efficient than the old style light fittings.
In some locations, a concrete column supports the Footway lighting, if this is the case within your village, these concrete columns will be replaced on a 3 year rolling programme. They will be replaced with a new steel column, and works will be completed by the end of March 2020. In the mean time where possible an LED light has been fitted to help with our energy savings.
In some locations, the footway light may be attached to an electricity pole, known as a pole bracket fitting, and we are continuing to work with the relevant Electricity supply company to install the LED fittings.
We still have a few columns around the district which require further and specialised works and we are working closely with the land/property owner and the power company as necessary to find a resolution to these issues.
Faults reported to us are considered on a case-by-case basis and will be attended to within an appropriate time scale by our contractor. Sometimes when our contractor attends to a fault, the matter is outside our control, e.g. there is no power supply to the column. If this is the case the fault is reported to the relevant power company to attend and this will take a little longer for the light to be working again. Where an LED light has been fitted the column will be clearly numbered to aid identification should a fault occur. The number will be black on a white background and this number is required when reporting a fault to us to help us identify the correct light.
Faults can be reported by telephoning 01507 601111 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring the subject line contains the words Footway Lighting.