County turning the streets lights off in Hailsham

Street lights are being turned off in Hailsham.

Street lights are being turned off in Hailsham.

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STREET lights are being turned off in Hailsham by the county council as part of a costs saving plan.

East Sussex County Council will turn off some street lights between 12.30am and 5.30am.

Some existing lights will also be replaced with lower wattage, more energy efficient lights.

County Cllr Carl Maynard said: “We know local people are likely to have comments, so we are holding these events so you can tell us your views.

“You will be able to see detailed maps of your area.

“We will also publish the plans on our website.

“If you have concerns about a specific street, we would like you to tell us what they are.

“We will consider your comments together with other information we have about the area before any final decisions are made.

“The pilot schemes in other areas seem to have been well-received by residents and businesses in the area, and the local police say there has been no increase in incidents reported to them.

“We know each town or village will have different needs, so it is really important you come along, look at the proposals and talk through your concerns or issues with our staff.”

The next event is in Hailsham this Friday, October 5.

People who live, visit or work in Hailsham, are invited to come along and see the maps of streets affected on display at the Hailsham Town Council Offices, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

People will also be able to find all the information and make comments online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay between October 5 and October 22.

Information and comment forms about the street lights turn-off will also be available to see at Hailsham Library and also at the Hailsham Town Council offices.