Over the coming weeks a programme of works is to take place to the parish-owned street lights. Some lights will be decommissioned, others will be replaced with new lamps and LED lighting and will be converted to part-night lighting, and some new columns will be introduced.
A review of all 30 parish-owned street lights has been undertaken by the Parish Council, in conjunction with Kent Highways Street Lighting Engineers, following the 'Safe and Sensible' street lighting initiative by KCC to save energy and reduce costs.
After careful evaluation, and taking into account the advice received from Kent Highways Engineers, the Parish Council has decided to take action on its lights. KHS have been engaged to undertake the necessary work. This will take place alongside the work to implement part-night lighting to KCC lights to minimise any disruption.
Old and inefficient lights at Marden Road, Chapel Lane and Cross-at-Hand are to be decommissioned.
Lights at Maidstone Road are to be upgraded to KCC standards and will be converted to part-night lighting. Maintenance of these lights will remain the responsibility of the Parish Council.
The lights on Headcorn Road will be upgraded to KCC standards and two new columns will be installed between existing columns, with a view to these lights being adopted by KCC. These lights will not be converted to part-night lighting.
The existing lights on Nicholson Walk will be converted to part-night lighting and will remain the responsibility of the Parish Council.
The old and inefficient lights on Crowther Close will be replaced with new columns and upgraded lanterns, to KCC standards, and converted to part-night lighting. KCC will take responsibility for these lights.
The lights illuminating the Village Sign on the High Street will be removed.
For further information please contact the Parish Council.