How many street lights are there in Colchester?

Christopher Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Colchester Borough Council

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Dear Colchester Borough Council,
Summary says it all really, how many street lights are there in Colchester?

Yours faithfully,
Christopher Lee

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Lee

Thank you for your email.

Street lighting on adopted roads in Colchester is operated by Essex County Council. Further information, including a link (under 'Highway Problem?') to an interactive map showing the location of each lamp, is available at .

I have copied this reply to the Information Office of Essex County Council at [email address] as they may be able to provide the figure you request.

In addition to the lamps operated by Essex, some villages in the Borough also have street lighting provided by their parish council, details of which may be given on their website. Contact details for Parish Councils, including web addresses where available, are listed at .

The Borough Council lights only some parks, car parks and the grounds of some flats and other buildings they own or operate.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request please contact me again quoting the reference 160211024591.

Yours sincerely
Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
[email address]

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Transparency Team
Essex County Council
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Your Right To Know,

Dear Mr Lee,

Thank you for your recent request. Unfortunately we would not be able to provide a figure for the number of street lights. However please see below link which will take you to the maps where all Essex County Council's Street lights are identified.

you may also wish to contact the relevant parties highlighted to you.

Yours Sincerely

Your Right To Know
Transparency Team
Essex County Council
T: 033301 38989
E: [email address]

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