January 13, 2024 8.00 am

Councillor accused of “playing politics” over Boston village street lights costs

Parish Council vice chair estimates a 77% reduction in costs with LEDs

By Local Democracy Reporter

A local councillor has called on Boston Borough Council to help fund the cost-saving transition to LED street lighting in a small village, but the council leader accused him of being “bitter” and using the issue as a “political football.”

Cllr Tom Ashton (Conservative), who is the vice chair of Old Leake Parish Council alongside his role as a Lincolnshire County Councillor for the Tattershall Castle division, has argued the conversion to LED lighting could save the council around £24 per year, per light.

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