Nottinghamshire County Council is running a four-year programme to reduce street lighting. This will:
*Save carbon *Save money *Make the stars more visible
Lights in your area may be subject to the following changes:
1. Part-night lighting
Lights turned off from midnight GMT to 5.30am GMT in residential areas
Lights turned down on through routes when there is less traffic
3. Switching off
A small number of lights in rural areas are being switched off
HAVE YOUR SAY!
Ruddington residents have until Friday the 16th of December to comment on plans to switch off many of the street lights in our village overnight.
Nottinghamshire County Council is aiming to save 25% of current energy usage by turning off some lighting between midnight and 5.30am – with nearly all estate roads going dark.
Ruddington’s plan shows lights would remain lit right through the night along Wilford Road, Easthorpe Street, Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road but NOT on Church Street or Clifton Road. Certain other clusters of overhead lights would be unaffected where they are along public footpaths away from roads or in areas of sheltered accommodation.
Ruddington’s consultation document CLS49 can be downloaded from the www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk web site where you can also comment on the proposals up to the deadline date. (Researched & written by Graham Wright)