Dear Cheshire East Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information:
• How many lighting columns are planned to be replaced within the next 5 years? And how many per year?
• Who is responsible for delivering the work (and provider point of contact)?
• What is the name of the lead officer(s)/main contact(s) overseeing the replacement of street lighting?
• What is the current method used to replace/remove street lighting columns?
• What is the average cost of taking a lighting column down?
• What is the average cost of installing the new lighting column?
• What is the average cost of disconnecting and reconnecting the lighting column?
• Would your organisation be interested in a new process which would look to increase Health & Safety and speed up the job?

Yours faithfully,

dave smithels

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 22 December 2016
Our Reference: 616535
 
Dear Mr Smithels
 
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Cheshire East Council
 
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Mr David Smithels

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Subject Line:  Street Lighting Removal/Replacement              Log No: 
FOI 616535

 

Dear Mr Smithels,

 

Thank you for your request for information. I have responded in the order
you raised your queries.

 

Q1. How many lighting columns are planned to be replaced within the next 5
years? And how many per year?

 

A1. At present we are planning to replace 4000 residential columns over
the next two years plus any RTC columns

 

Q2. Who is responsible for delivering the work (and provider point of
contact)?

 

A2.  Cheshire East Highways, our in-house service contractor. - Chris
Shields

 

 

Q3.  What is the name of the lead officer(s)/main contact(s) overseeing
the replacement of street lighting?

 

A3.  Chris Shields

 

Q4.  What is the current method used to replace/remove street lighting
columns?

 

A4.  In house service contractor

 

 

Q5.  What is the average cost of taking a lighting column down?

 

A5.  Commercially sensitive information

 

Q6. What is the average cost of installing the new lighting column?

 

A6. Commercially sensitive information

 

Q7.  What is the average cost of disconnecting and reconnecting the
lighting column?

 

A7.  Commercially sensitive information

 

Q8.  Would your organisation be interested in a new process which would
look to increase Health & Safety and speed up the job?

 

A8.  Yes

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review under the Freedom
of Information Act, you should write to the Compliance Unit, Cheshire East
Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Katie Henshall

Street Lighting Team Leader | Cheshire East Highways

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