Work is commencing to upgrade 2,705 footway lights in East Lindsey to LED as part of an initiative set to save 530,300kw of energy and around £110,000 in operating costs per year.
East Lindsey District Council is investing £694,000 of capital funding for the upgrade to the lights that it is responsible for, making them 68% more energy efficient than they are at present.
The programme to upgrade the footway lights will start in Holton le Clay and Marshchapel at the end of April, moving on to North Cotes, North Thoresby and Tetney at the beginning of May.
The contractor undertaking the work will then move south through the district with the programme’s anticipated completion being towards the end of the 2017/18 financial year.
The council says it is continuing to talk to a number of parish councils which haven’t yet confirmed how they wish the district council to proceed in respect of footway lighting in their area.
Project Manager, Sam Robbens, said: “Whilst the district council has very limited resources going forward, this is an investment that has been supported, recognising that it will reduce the operating costs of the lights and make them more environmentally friendly.
“Residents will see contractors working their way through their villages in the coming months. Communities can keep up to date with upgrade programme on the council’s website which details anticipated dates when the contractor is likely to be in each area.”