Street light event comes to St Leonards

LED Street LightingTHE latest in a series of public events highlighting street light changes will be held in Central St Leonards.

The event will be held at the Parish Centre in Christ Church Courtyard, off London Road, on Saturday, April 5 2014 from 9am to noon.

Maps showing the changes in the Central St Leonards ward will be on display while members of the council’s street lighting team will answer questions from the public and listen to people’s observations.

East Sussex County Council is replacing around 5,500 of the old orange and yellow street lights in Hastings with energy-saving white LED lights.

The change is part of the council’s drive to reduce its energy budget for the whole of East Sussex by £885,000 over the next three years and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 2,800 tonnes.

The council has already saved around £340,000 a year and reduced its CO2 consumption by 2,000 tonnes from switching to LED lights in Eastbourne and introducing part night lighting in other parts of the county.

More details on the changeover in Hastings, which is expected to continue until Spring 2015, are available online at, by visiting Hastings Library, in Claremont, or by calling 01273 337162.