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County considers lights turn-off

Street light
Powys started turning off some street lights earlier in the week

Pembrokeshire is the latest county which might switch off non-essential street lights after midnight to save on energy bills.

Councillors have asked the county's cabinet to look at the measure which could save 213,000 a year.

If approved some street lights would be dimmed between midnight and 5.30am.

This week Powys began switching off two-thirds of its 14,000 lights but in Carmarthenshire similar plans have been dropped for the moment.

If Pembrokeshire's cabinet backs the switch-off areas covered by CCTV, pedestrian crossings and trunk roads would not be affected.

It will be considered by Pembrokeshire's cabinet on 6 October.


SEE ALSO
Big street lamp switch-off starts
10 Sep 08 |  Mid Wales
Dimming street lights considered
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