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Funding of 80m for street-lighting in Gloucestershire

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The minister said better lighting would improve safety

Gloucestershire is set to benefit from more than £80m of funding for improved street-lighting.

The cash, being made available through the private finance initiative (PFI), was announced by Transport Minister Sadiq Khan.

The county council will need to prepare an outline business case which must be approved before procurement can begin.

The minister said said better lighting would provide a safer environment for the county's residents.

"Good quality street lighting means a reduction in crime and the fear of crime, less light pollution and a safer night time environment for everyone," he said.

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