Bulwell to become a brighter place following street light improvements

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Bulwell is becoming a brighter place, thanks to a major scheme for improvements to street lighting.

The SSE company are contractors for the project in partnership with Nottingham City Council.

About 24,000 lamp-posts are being replaced and around 11,000 lanterns changed across the 20 council wards in a 30-month period.

Most of Bulwell Forest ward has now been completed and attention is now being turned to Bulwell ward.

Speaking at a meeting of the council’s local area committee, Clare Sutton, of SSE, said the improvements would enhance road safety as well as supporting crime and carbon reduction initiatives.

She told the meeting: “The new lighting has been designed to meet the latest British and European standards.

“We understand that some residents have had the benefit of lighting from the existing system on their property,

“But we cannot always replace them in the original positions and therefore the benefit cannot always be retained.”

Coun John Hartshorne, a Labour member for Bulwell ward on the city council, said the civic Christmas tree provided for the town centre was not removed until well after Twelfth Night and the lights were still dangling on it, though not operating.

Committee chairman Coun Jackie Morris (Lab) said the continued presence of the tree lights meant they were at risk of wear and tear.