Posted 7 weeks ago (04/01) by Theresa Goss
The Parish Council has been approached by residents of the village with a request to switch off/dim some street lights in residential areas of Adderbury, between 1230am and 530am every night.
This is an initiative which is supported by Oxfordshire County Council, who are responsible for street lighting. OCC has introduced a programme to reduce energy consumption and achieve savings in the cost of energy by replacing street lights with a LED solution, converting to part-night street lighting in parishes, trimming and dimming the operational times of the lights.
There are some areas of exception, which include Oxford Road, Banbury Road and Aynho Road, around The Green and High Street.
The Parish Council would like to invite comments from residents on this initiative to gauge whether or not this is a project which is supported and could be taken forward.
If you would like to make any comments, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Clerk, Theresa Goss at 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2GD.
OCC's Part Night Lighting Assessment Guidance Note: -
The County Council has introduced a programme to reduce our energy consumption and achieve savings in the cost of energy by replacing our street lights with a LED solution, converting to part-night street lighting in parishes, trimming and dimming the operational times of the lights.
After carrying out a risk assessment we will be part-night lighting streets in residential areas (switching lights off between 12:30pm and 5:30 am, thus reducing operating hours)
Part night lighting can be considered as a solution towards energy reduction to be implemented. There are, however, the following ‘Areas of Exception’:
(i.e. areas that should not be affected by part-night lighting)
Proposed implementation procedure
We will monitor and review the effects of part-night lighting and take action where necessary. The only reasons for changing street lights back to all night operation will be: -
Oxfordshire/Parish council will also be required to monitor the sites after a 6-month period to ensure that any problems are identified, and appropriate action is taken to remedy.