Council leaders plan big switch-on
Neath Port Talbot Council’s Environment and Highways Cabinet Board was today being asked to approve the award of a new contract in a five-year programme to revamp street lights with energy efficient units.
The upgrade, together with a new management system, is designed to help reduce the council’s £800,000 annual public lighting bill from its 18,000-plus lamps.
Across the borough, more than 4,000 wood pole brackets have been replaced since work began nine months ago. Other work is ongoing.
Phase two of the programme aims to replace cabling and concrete lighting columns. Work to replace some steel columns is also to take place.
Council leader Ali Thomas said: “Maintaining good street lighting remains a key priority for us. It’s important that residents feel safe in their communities and that they feel able to walk around the streets at night.”