There are around 90,000 street lights and 15,000 illuminated signs in the county which cost £4.8m each year in electricity and maintenance.
Part night lighting
With the ongoing rise in energy prices, the Council is continuing to implement a programme of street lighting energy saving measures to control the energy costs associated with street lighting. Read more about the new policy agreed in September 2013 involving LED lights and how to request reinstatement of all night lighting in your area.
Faulty street lighting
We operate a monthly night patrol throughout the year to see if any street lights are not working, as well as relying on the general public to report faults.
If there is a safety problem with a light or sign, such as exposed wires, it will be made safe without delay.
Normal faults which are not dangerous will usually be investigated and repaired within seven days. Sometimes, however, the electricity supply is faulty and repairs can take longer as they have to be carried out by the electricity company.
If extra or better lighting is needed, the problem will be compared to all other needs and put into priority order.
Each year funds will be made available to carry out the following work:
- Replace deteriorating lamp posts with new ones
- Replace existing street lights with energy efficient units, which will be cheaper to run
- Renew old and worn lighting units.
Limited resources mean only works of the highest priority can be included in this work.
Reporting a problem
- Do you know of an unlit street light, sign or bollard?
- Do you know of a light, sign or bollard that has been damaged?
Problems can be reported using the online fault reporting form or by calling our customer service centre on tel: 0300 500 80 80.