Part-night lighting is about to be introduced in Enderby as the County Council rolls out its programme designed to shave thousands of pounds off its annual power charges.
After carrying out a risk assessments the County Council will be part-night lighting streets in Enderby’s residential areas.
The street lights will turn off at midnight until 5.30am (+/- 15 minutes) GMT. During British Summer Time (BST) the street lights will turn off at 1am (+/- 15mins) and turn back on at 06.30 (+/- 15mins) if it is still dark.
The programme is being monitored in conjunction with the emergency services and Enderby Parish Council.
This is to ensure that the introduction of part night lighting does not have any unanticipated adverse impacts. This process will identify if any further changes need to be made to the lighting.
Overnight parking on the road
Where street lights are turned off, residents will need to consider carefully how they park on the road at night to ensure other road users can see their vehicles. For more information on the legal requirements for parking on the road at night see the County Council’s web page.
The Assistant Engineer, Highway Design, Leicestershire County Council has advised Enderby Parish Council that the part-night lighting works currently being undertaken are anticipated to be completed by the middle of next month (May 2012).
Why the change?
- Save carbon
- Save money
- Make the stars more visible