Dear Barnet Borough Council,

Could you please tell me the number of street lights your LA is responsible for, the average wattage of the bulbs used, the annual electricity costs, the annual maintenance costs and the person/department responsible for their replacement/maintenance programme?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Peter Dolby

Calderbank, Sarah, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Dolby,
I acknowledge your request for information received on 7th December 2010.
Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days (7th January
2011) as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the
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Mr C Sunderland, Environment and Operations, London Borough of Barnet,
North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP.

Regards

Sarah Calderbank
Environment and Operations
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk

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Calderbank, Sarah, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Dolby,
I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find the information you requested enclosed. If you have any
queries concerning the information please contact me at the supplied
address.

The number of street lights your LA is responsible for:
27,351
The average wattage of the bulbs used:
83.26w
The annual electricity costs:
For the financial year 2009/10 the cost was £976,000
The annual maintenance costs:
For the financial year 2009/10 the cost was approximately £1,840,000
The person/department responsible for their replacement/maintenance
programme:
London Borough of Barnet operates a Street Lighting Private Finance
Initiative (PFI) contract for the maintenance and installation of its
street lighting inventory.The replacement and maintenance programmes are
the responsibility of the PFI Service Provider, Barnet Lighting
Services.The Borough's Street Lighting Department retains responsibility
for approving the programmes and monitoring implementation.

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handled, you can request a review by writing to the FOI Officer at: The
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London, N11 1NP ([1]email [Barnet Borough Council request email]).

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Yours Sincerely

Sarah Calderbank
Environment and Operations
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [3]www.barnet.gov.uk

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Dear Sarah,

Thank you for this information - it is very concise and is exactly what I was looking for.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Dolby

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