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Streetlight project delayed
1:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
BISHOP’S Waltham will have to wait until next year until a council streetlight project gets under way in the town.
The lamps are due to be replaced under a Hampshire County Council private finance initiative with Scottish Southern Energy, launched in 2010, to install 150,000 new lights across the county.
Under the £225m scheme, almost all of the town’s lamps are to be replaced with modern, energy efficient versions.
But the county’s spokesman for the campaign, Julian Higgins, said: “Some people have said works will start around November but they’re nowhere near that. Works will begin around about the beginning of next year.”
A total of 283 of Bishop’s Waltham’s 337 lights will be replaced, all of which will have a remote monitoring system allowing them to be dimmed, which the council says will reduce crime and energy usage.
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