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Lighting - street lights
Street lighting helps to keep our roads and footpaths safe from accidents and our neighbourhoods free from crime and the fear of crime.
Most street lighting in North Yorkshire (48,000 streetlights and 8,000 illuminated signs and bollards) is owned and maintained in a safe, operational condition by the County Council.
The table below illustrates who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of streetlights within North Yorkshire.
Concrete column replacement programme
North Yorkshire is undergoing a major concrete lamp post replacement programme as the existing lighting columns have either reached the end of their expected life and are being replaced before they become unsafe or are inefficient and spill light in all directions. Find out more here.
Streetlighting energy reduction programme
The County Council's four year Street Lighting Energy Reduction Programme will commence in April 2012 and is designed to reduce energy consumption with a corresponding carbon saving of over 3000 tonnes. It will make service cost savings by reducing the annual energy bill by almost £400,000. The programme will see up to 30,000 lighting units switched off between midnight and 5am when road use is at a minimum. Find out more here.
Lighting - street lights - frequently asked questions
Street lighting - programmes of work