Eight months of work to replace street lights will begin in August

PUBLISHED: 10:58 22 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:58 22 July 2017

North Somerset Council believes the new street lights will help it to make money savings in the future.

North Somerset Council believes the new street lights will help it to make money savings in the future.

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More energy-efficient street lights will be put up across Claverham and Yatton over the next eight months.

Which streets are affected?

* Claverham – Hollowmead Close

* Yatton – Jones Close, Marsh Road, Rock Road, Shiners Elms, Stowey Road, The Batch, Grace Close, The Eagles, Well Lane, Wemberham Crescent, West Road, Rectory Drive, Rectory Way, Mendip Road

* Backwell – Moorfield Road, Robinson Way, Uncombe Close, Court Close, Karen Drive, St Andrews Road.

* Clevedon – Kenn Road, Hither Green, Ashton Close, Westerleigh Road, Macleod Close, Tennyson Avenue, Yeo Way, Pill Way, Old Church Road, St Andrews Drive, Church Close, West Croft.

Work will begin in August and North Somerset Council says once the £200,000 project is completed in April it will be making savings. The scheme is being rolled out in Backwell and Clevedon too.

Deputy council leader Elfan Ap Rees said: “The improvements we’re making will allow us to keep the lights lit at night at less cost than turning them off, as well as reduced energy use, lower maintenance costs, control of obtrusive light and lower carbon emissions.”

He said there would be a ‘small amount of disruption’ while the new columns are installed.

Cllr Ap Rees added: “There’s expected to be a small amount of disruption with the works, but our contractors will maintain access to properties and businesses at all times.

“Information signs will go up on existing lampposts notifying residents and business owners in advance of the works.

“Residential properties or businesses which have lighting columns directly outside will receive a letter from the contractors informing them of the date that the unit is to be replaced, and their co-operation in arranging to keep the space clear will help minimise disruption.

“Residents will be informed of intended dates for the works.

“Programme dates can sometimes change due to unforeseen issues on site but our contractor will also write to residents in advance of the works to ensure they are given adequate notice of when the work will be carried out.”

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