Street lighting could be turned off, reduced or dimmed in Peacehaven, Telscombe or East Saltdean to save cash

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Have your say

IF YOU live or work in Peacehaven, Telscombe or East Saltdean your views are being sought on changes to your street lighting.

East Sussex County Council proposes to turn off some lights after midnight, reduce the number of lights in some streets and dim others between midnight and the early hours to help reduce its £1.4million electricity bill and carbon emissions.

A map of what is planned for your street will be available on Saturday June 23 at the Community House at the Meridian Centre in Peacehaven between 9am and midday.

You will be able to air your thoughts and talk about any concerns you might have. All comments will be considered before any final decisions are made.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can find all the information and comment online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay between June 23 and July 9.

Information and comment forms will also be available at Peacehaven Library and the town council offices at Community House at the Meridian Centre.

Cllr Carl Maynard, Lead Cabinet Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “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.

“But 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 comments with our staff.”