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Street Lights To Be Replaced

Friday March 28 2014

ALMOST 20,000 street lights in Barnsley will be replaced with energy-saving LEDs at a cost of about £4.3 million.

The investment will save the council about £500,000 a year, according to cabinet spokesman Coun Roy Miller.

There are about 33,100 street lights in the borough and, while 9,242 of these are classed as lighting for traffic routes such as the main A roads, there are 19,800 classed as residential road lighting, which will be replaced.

What do you think to this? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Mick on Friday March 28 2014 at 13:51
Makes sense. Even at prices quoted it will pay for itself in 8 years and electricity prices will only keep rising so will probably save even more.

Reply Posted by cheryl on Friday March 28 2014 at 14:24
Roy Miller again do I need to say more. He and BMBC obviously are Muppets used to front the bureaucrats who spend ridiculous amounts of money justifying future savings. If this is correct why is council tax going up

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Friday March 28 2014 at 17:30

Reply Posted by true red on Friday March 28 2014 at 19:21
cheryl@ So if you had your way you would have no modern lighting and have us all walking about with a candle and a box of lucifers true tory thinking

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday March 28 2014 at 20:08
Not very often I say this but sometimes you have to spend money to save money...

I wonder if it is finally sinking in at Town Hall towers they have to actually save money rather than squandering it......

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday March 28 2014 at 20:37
Its Steve Houghton's right hand again if there's any savings to be made it won't be of any benefit to us council tax payers he'll use a company that supplies dodgy light bulbs just because they're the cheapest and we will have to fork out again to get it done right. I for one wouldn't mind the lamp near my back garden turning off as since they turned the damn thing on I've had my shed broke into twice.

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Friday March 28 2014 at 23:04
Well, the new lighting on Wakefield Road, adjacent to the recently completed 'Quality Bus Corridor' is shocking as very little light is thrown on to the ground. These lights may well be more efficient financially, but practically they are inefficient and bordering on being worthless.

Reply Posted by ste on Saturday March 29 2014 at 09:51
is it me or does that work out at £215 to change a light bulb

Reply Posted by rainbow on Tuesday April 1 2014 at 10:45
£215 to change a light bulb sounds about right for any Roy Miller project.??

Reply Posted by inmyopinion on Wednesday April 2 2014 at 07:07
Yes plus 6 people to do it, plus 2 vans and 6 traffic cones

Reply Posted by Del on Tuesday April 1 2014 at 20:34
Turning alternate ones off at 2am would save some cash too.

Reply Posted by Andrew on Tuesday April 1 2014 at 21:45
I work down in the Cotswolds and they turn all their lights off after 11pm

Reply Posted by Andy on Sunday April 19 2015 at 18:55
They would save even more if they could have been solar powered .

Reply Posted by Nara steeples on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 18:21
It mite well save money but thares are not inff of them and it is dark in plasters to me I think thay are a bergalar and rapists paradise becose thay are not bright inff and how is this going to keep people safe

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