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NORTH Lincolnshire Council has been carrying controlled trials of different types of low energy street lighting on a group of streets in Brigg.

The council are keen to hear from local people of what they think by this Friday, August 24.

Street lighting in O’Hanlon Avenue, Yarborough Road, Burgess Road, York Road and St James Street was due to be renewed and the council has been using the area to test various low energy lights.

Lights in each of the streets has been fitted with different types of low energy lamps so people can compare them and give the council their views.

Street lighting in Churchill Avenue was left as it was so people can use it as a comparison for the new lights.

The council has written to people in the area and invited them to tell them what they think of the different street lights.

Brigg Town Council and Humberside Police will also be giving us their views.

This is the only trial of its kind in North Lincolnshire and the council will wait for the results of this survey before any decisions about street lighting are made.

Contact the street lighting team on 01724 296671 or email streetlighting@northlincs.gov.uk to request a questionnaire.

The trial ends this Friday, August 24.

North Lincolnshire Council aims to reduce its carbon footprint by a third over the next five years – this will help cut energy costs and improve the local environment.

Coun Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for Highways and Neighbourhoods at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The trial in Brigg is your opportunity to tell us which types of street lighting you’d prefer to see in North Lincolnshire - well lit streets make people feel safer and improve the look of a place.

“We need your comments so we can assess the advantages and disadvantages of the different products available.

“Electricity bills for street lighting alone amount to more than £700,000 per year. Using low energy lights will help us reduce our bills and help you keep your council tax bills to a minimum.”