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Street light replacement set to start; NEWS WIRE.

WIRRAL Council has said work to replace all 27,000 of its street lights will begin within weeks.

With the planned PS10m investment out to tender, the plans to replace all of the borough's lamps with more efficient LEDs will start soon after the contract has been awarded.

The council said it expected that to mean work beginning either this month or next, and has called it a "big job that will bring big benefits".

The local authority said it would help save "up to PS700,000 annually in energy costs and carbon tax".

Cabinet member for highways, Cllr Stuart Whittingham, said: "This investment is fantastic news for every Wirral resident.

"It brings benefits which are almost immeasurable. It is also much better for the environment, with the new lights providing more light while using less power."

He said the news had "already been well received by residents", with the light replacement investment coming from a PS4.6m interestfree loan from governmentfunded SALIX.

| For more information or to report a problem about street lights, visit wirral.gov.uk/ streetlights

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 8, 2019
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