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Freedom of Information Request

Replacement of street lighting to LED fixtures

Received: 25 February 2020

Hello Barnet Council,

I viewed this article issued by the council about new lighting being put in place throughout the borough:
https://www.barnet.gov.uk/news/new-streetlights-will-save-energy-efficient-council-ps750000-year

As a resident, I have noticed many new street lights appearing in the area - but they do not appear to be fitted in any particular order. The article states that the lights will be renewed "on a ward-by-ward basis" but I have noticed that on our cluster of residential roads, only three new lights on one end of one road were fitted at first, followed by two more roads getting renewed, and then by January, the new lights had been fitted on all roads in our cluster, except the one we are on. Most, if not all, street lights around us have been upgraded too.
However, around the borough I occasionally notice a single existing (non-LED) light fixture in the middle of a line of many new LED fixtures.
I do not seem to be seeing any pattern or consistency in how the lights are being replaced - often clean replacements of entire clusters or sections of road are not taking place, instead I am seeing only a few new lights here and there on some roads, while others have mostly new lights, but with a few exceptions

Hence, what is the Council's rationale and/or timetable for implementing these new lighting fixtures? Could a more detailed plan be made available under the Freedom of Information Act?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
Please contact me on the email address supplied with any information you can supply.
Many thanks,
Manomay Lala-Raykar

Outcome / Documents

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