Un­flat­ter­ing light­ing

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

THE Athena ar­ti­cle on un­suit­able street light­ing ( July 20) made in­ter­est­ing read­ing. I would like to add that, here in Northamp­ton­shire, there is whole­sale re­place­ment of street light­ing in hand. Ap­par­ently, this is to in­stall more eco­nomic light­ing. Un­like the sim­ple change to low-wattage bulbs in our homes, this in­volves ex­ca­va­tion, in­stal­la­tion of new stan­dards, re­con­nec­tion to the sup­ply, re­moval of ex­ist­ing stan­dards and mak­ing good of the road­way. Teams of men have been car­ry­ing out this work for some months and the cost must run into hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds. The re­sult­ing poles stand out like sore thumbs. I won­der just how long the pay­back pe­riod will be. Ken and Sheila Simp­son, by email

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