Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to enquire the following information relating to the installation and maintenance of street lights.

I would like to request:

1. Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in the last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street lights?
2. If the council is in the process of installing any energy efficient street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do this and provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched all street lights to energy efficient street lighting.
3. How much did the council spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016 and 2017?
4. How much does the council estimate they will spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2018?
5. How many complaints were received in relation to new energy efficient street lighting, if any, during 2017?
6. Please estimate how much money the council currently saves following the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a monthly and annual basis?

Yours faithfully,

Hayley Burrows

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Ms. Burrows

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 23rd January, 2018, and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 20th February, 2018.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can – please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any communications.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team Chief Executive's Department Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Ms. Burrows,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 23^rd
January, 2018 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
 
The specific information you requested was as follows:
 

 1. Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in the
last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street
lights?

 
Yes LED lanterns have been installed
 

 2. If the council is in the process of installing any energy efficient
street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do this
and provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched
all street lights to energy efficient street lighting.

 
The authority has always ensured that the most energy efficient Lanterns
were used.  In terms of LED’s they started being installed as a
maintenance replacement in 2014.  Over the last two years a program of LED
Lantern replacement’s has taken place and the third and final phase will
be rolled out from May 2018 and will be completed by the end of March
2019.
 

 3. How much did the council spend on running, installing and maintaining
street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016 and
2017?

 
2014/15=£1.34M; 2015/16=£1.13M, 2016/17 = £974K
 

 4. How much does the council estimate they will spend on running,
installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s
jurisdiction in 2018?

 
We are unable to provide this information
 

 5. How many complaints were received in relation to new energy efficient
street lighting, if any, during 2017?

 
10
 

 6. Please estimate how much money the council currently saves following
the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a monthly
and annual basis?

 
£200k per year in energy
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council
 
Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127
 
 
 
 
 
 

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