Anger as ‘de­signer’ lamp posts cost £7,000 each

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

was “ap­palled” by the hefty price tag for the lighting, part of the town’s con­tro­ver­sial shared space scheme.

Cllr Keith Fer­rin (Con), Kent’s cab­i­net mem­ber for high­ways, said: “How can you jus­tify spending £7,000 on a lamp post? It is ab­so­lutely ou­tra­geous.”

There are 56 of the artist­de­signed curved lights in the shared space area.

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