Lighting status

Jane Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Tendring District Council

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Dear Tendring District council,

Please provide information around the status and nature of new street lighting positions in Station Road, Alresford, Colchester and in Cockaynes Lane around Staunton Gate.
Initially, I would like information on the lighting column situated outside 24-26 Station Road.

Please provide:
1. The height of this lighting column
2. The brand of lantern
3. The brand of photocell
4. The type of lamp (e.g. LED / low pressure sodium / high pressure sodium / Mercury, etc)
5. The type of photocell and nature of the switching regime in operation
6. Is this lighting position connected / switched / monitored / dimmed via an automated reporting system?
7. Is there a 3G / 4G / 5G telecoms transponder fitted to the lantern or the column, making the column a repeater position for such a telecoms service?
8. The manner of electrical connection (electricity company service / council-owned cable looped from adjacent equipment)
With regard to the remaining new lighting columns being erected for the new housing in Staunton Gate Estate, please provide a reduced amount of information:
1. The type of lamp (e.g. LED / low pressure sodium / high pressure sodium/ Mercury, etc)
2. The type of photocell and nature of the switching regime in operation
3. Will these lighting positions be connected / switched / monitored / dimmed via an automated reporting system?
4. Will there be 3G / 4G / 5G telecoms transponders fitted to the lanterns or columns, making the columns repeater positions for such a telecoms service?
Yours faithfully,
(provide your real name!)

Yours faithfully,

Jane Lee

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Jane,


In response to your FOI enquiry regarding lighting statuses, which was
received on 07/05/2020, I would refer you to Essex County Council as the
authority responsible for the information you have requested.  Their
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Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council


Phone: 01255 686063
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Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE


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