Street lighting LED conversion programme

Hunslet and Riverside Ward Councillors have welcomed the announcement of a significant rollout of LED street lighting across the ward starting from the 21 March 2022.

Cllr Elizbeth Nash said

“Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, Cllr Paul Wray and I are very happy our ward will be seeing a significant investment in new streetlights. Not only will these new LED lights save taxpayers a significant amount of money at a time of rising energy bills – but it will also mean we have crisp and clear lighting to improve safety for those walking around the wards streets at night.”

The overwhelming majority of residential streets will be converted over a four-week period but the teams installing the lights will be unable to confirm what date teams will be in each street as it will depend on how quickly they complete the work.

Whilst every effort will be made to keep any disruption to a minimum, it is inevitable that some disruption may occur due mainly to the need to use vehicles with their engines running and also equipped with amber flashing lights and mechanical hoists.

Whilst no excavation works are required and the works will be confined to the location of each streetlight, it is estimated that a vehicle will be stationary at each streetlight for approximately 20 minutes before moving on to the next streetlight.


This post is based on a press release issued by Hunslet & Riverside Ward Councillors

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