Bromley Council invests £8.5m in LED street lights

AN £8.5M investment programme will see state of the art LED street lights springing up across Bromley over the next two years.

Around half of the borough’s 27,000 street lamps will be replaced by lighting contractor May Gurney (Cartledge).

The works will also include installing 8,000 new street lamp columns, replacing the oldest 50-year-old lamp columns in the borough.

The LED lamps will be 50 per cent more efficient than existing bulbs which will mean savings in the £1.3m spent on electricity for the 27,000 street lights last financial year.

Portfolio holder for the environment Councillor Colin Smith said: “Rarely are there win win situations for council taxpayers these days but this is one of them. 

"Bromley is known for its careful judicious use of financial resources and this project will result in substantial savings and bring about desperately needed new infrastructure at the same time. 

"The sound financial position we have brought about allows these type of investments to be made and further improves the position for everyone."

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3:35pm Thu 7 Feb 13

lord righteous says...

Portfolio holder for the environment.......
What a load of billox!
Portfolio holder for the environment....... What a load of billox! lord righteous

4:20pm Thu 7 Feb 13

bnorther says...

That about £314 a bulb.

I'll hire a cherry picker van and do it for 1/2 that?
That about £314 a bulb. I'll hire a cherry picker van and do it for 1/2 that? bnorther

4:21pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Invicta58 says...

Councillor Smith. Please go to Orpington High Street and stand at the bottom of Knoll Rise and observe the gridlock of vehicles queing from way behind you to the War Memorial roundabout. Have a good smell of the stench of exhaust fumes of the waiting cars restricted by closing two lanes of traffic.

Remember that Bromley Council spent £2.2M on this absolute farce.

Now tell us "Bromley is known for its careful judicious use of financial resources" whilst keeping a straight face.
Councillor Smith. Please go to Orpington High Street and stand at the bottom of Knoll Rise and observe the gridlock of vehicles queing from way behind you to the War Memorial roundabout. Have a good smell of the stench of exhaust fumes of the waiting cars restricted by closing two lanes of traffic. Remember that Bromley Council spent £2.2M on this absolute farce. Now tell us "Bromley is known for its careful judicious use of financial resources" whilst keeping a straight face. Invicta58

4:42pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Erith chap says...

What a fantastic use of taxpayers money...
What a fantastic use of taxpayers money... Erith chap

5:39pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Who gets the brown envelope stuffed wiv 50 pund notes ? One of the secret handshake merchants betcha.
Who gets the brown envelope stuffed wiv 50 pund notes ? One of the secret handshake merchants betcha. Gypo.Joe

11:12am Fri 8 Feb 13

Slonik says...

Invicta58 wrote:
Councillor Smith. Please go to Orpington High Street and stand at the bottom of Knoll Rise and observe the gridlock of vehicles queing from way behind you to the War Memorial roundabout. Have a good smell of the stench of exhaust fumes of the waiting cars restricted by closing two lanes of traffic.

Remember that Bromley Council spent £2.2M on this absolute farce.

Now tell us "Bromley is known for its careful judicious use of financial resources" whilst keeping a straight face.
Yup, it's not pretty is it and not rocket science to predict that's what happens when you reduce 2 lanes in each direction to 1.

On my last foray into the High Street I must say I marvelled at the 'quality' workmanship. lol
To add to all the crumbling blockwork, countless puddles forming on the uneven pavements and perpetually non functioning drains at the bottom of Broomhill Road which cause many a pedestrian to get soaked by spray.

When is something going to be done to remedy all the areas of subsiding road surface? The speed table near the bottom of Knoll Rise and bus stand near Boots were rebuilt last year but don't look like they'll stand the test of time. As for the Zebra crossing near Broomhill Road, well it's falling apart and dangerous for both pedestrians and cyclists.

We were told that the work was still under guarantee when the the last lot of repairs were done yet very little seems to have happened since then. Is the High Street ever going to be properly sorted out?
[quote][p][bold]Invicta58[/bold] wrote: Councillor Smith. Please go to Orpington High Street and stand at the bottom of Knoll Rise and observe the gridlock of vehicles queing from way behind you to the War Memorial roundabout. Have a good smell of the stench of exhaust fumes of the waiting cars restricted by closing two lanes of traffic. Remember that Bromley Council spent £2.2M on this absolute farce. Now tell us "Bromley is known for its careful judicious use of financial resources" whilst keeping a straight face.[/p][/quote]Yup, it's not pretty is it and not rocket science to predict that's what happens when you reduce 2 lanes in each direction to 1. On my last foray into the High Street I must say I marvelled at the 'quality' workmanship. lol To add to all the crumbling blockwork, countless puddles forming on the uneven pavements and perpetually non functioning drains at the bottom of Broomhill Road which cause many a pedestrian to get soaked by spray. When is something going to be done to remedy all the areas of subsiding road surface? The speed table near the bottom of Knoll Rise and bus stand near Boots were rebuilt last year but don't look like they'll stand the test of time. As for the Zebra crossing near Broomhill Road, well it's falling apart and dangerous for both pedestrians and cyclists. We were told that the work was still under guarantee when the the last lot of repairs were done yet very little seems to have happened since then. Is the High Street ever going to be properly sorted out? Slonik

7:54am Mon 11 Feb 13

glenn_london says...

Three years ago Bromley put new lighting in our road and we went from a lovely dark village street to a highly illuminated street, the street lost character and now you cant see the stars anywhere near as clearly as you could do. I nearly had a standard installed outside my house but managed to get it installed over the road. Bromley clearly do have fascination with street lighting! I wish they would install PIR detectors and the lights would at least switch off until someone or soemthing walked down the road.
Three years ago Bromley put new lighting in our road and we went from a lovely dark village street to a highly illuminated street, the street lost character and now you cant see the stars anywhere near as clearly as you could do. I nearly had a standard installed outside my house but managed to get it installed over the road. Bromley clearly do have fascination with street lighting! I wish they would install PIR detectors and the lights would at least switch off until someone or soemthing walked down the road. glenn_london

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