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Last chance for South Derbyshire residents to have their say on the future of street lights

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

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A CONSULTATION into the future of street lighting in South Derbyshire will come to an end this week.

Derbyshire County Council has been told that it must cut its budget by £157 million and is asking residents for their opinions on areas which are most in need of street lighting.

It is looking to only continue changing bulbs in priority areas and switching to LED lights, with a longer lifespan.

Councillor Dean Collins, Derbyshire County Council's deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: "I know that many people will be unhappy with that we are proposing but we really have no choice. We want to know what local residents think of our proposals and I would encourage everyone to have their say."

Suggested priority locations for having street light bulbs replaced include town centres, high-crime areas and hospital surroundings. The consultation closes this Friday, and is available online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/lights

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