Last street light event comes to St Leonards

East Sussex County Council contractors converting old-style street lights in Hastings to modern LED lanternsTHE final event in a series of public exhibitions highlighting street light changes in Hastings and St Leonards comes to town later this month.

The event in the Ashdown area of St Leonards will allow residents to find out more about the switch from traditional orange and yellow lights to new, energy-saving white LED lanterns.

The exhibition will be held at the Sainsbury’s superstore in John Macadam Way, on Saturday, October 18 2014, from 9am to noon.

People attending the exhibition will be able to put their questions and comments to members of East Sussex County Council’s street lighting team, while maps showing the changes in Ashdown will be on display.

The council is replacing around 5,500 old orange and yellow street lights in Hastings and St Leonards as part of a 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 and St Leonards, which is expected to continue until Spring 2015, are available online at, by visiting Hastings Library, in Claremont, or by calling 01273 337162.