Street lighting in Suffolk is changing
Suffolk County Council is implementing part-night lighting and streetlight dimming across the whole of Suffolk, with the primary objective of reducing energy consumption, saving both money and reducing CO2 emissions.
They are introducing an intelligent lighting system which provides computer-based communication with individual street lights allowing part-night operation, dimming, adjustment for actual light levels and for different days of the week or for events when lights need to stay on longer.
The county council estimates introducing the system will save at least £550,000 per year in energy costs has the potential to deliver a significant CO2 reduction.
More information about the changes can be found on the Suffolk County Council website Part-night lighting and dimming streetlights in Suffolk.
Street lights in your area
Maps have been drawn up for each village and town that has Suffolk County Council owned street lights. The maps identify which street lights are owned by the county council, whether they will be switched off between 12 and 5.30am, possibly dimmed or kept on, as decided by county council Cabinet policy and in consultation with parish councils and the police.
These maps and a schedule of when this is to happen in your area are available to view on the Suffolk County Council website Street lights in your area.
Additional maps for Suffolk Coastal owned street lights
The maps below show where Suffolk Coastal is responsible for lighting units not shown on the Suffolk County Council maps available through the Street lights in your area website.