We’ve passed an alternative plan to BB to save a large number of lights. We need them to give an opinion first, then we’ll make public.
The public meeting on Tuesday was well attended, and we’ve had a number of responses from those who couldn’t make it. We’re working on an alternative proposal to take to Balfour Beatty that we hope to have ready for next week.
Public Meeting: Tuesday 31st March, drop in anytime between 1900-2100.
Shahida Rahman, Lib Dem City Council candidate, writes:
In 2009, the then Conservative Controlled County Council signed a contract with private firm Balfour Beatty, to take over maintenance of Cambridgeshire streetlights. The immediate impact is that approximately 10% of lights will be removed, and others will be replaced with more modern white lights
AN ideal location to see the comparison is the junction of Bourne Road and Fairbairn Road.
We will be updating residents via this page on any proposals to change the Balfour Beatty plan for which street lights are removed.
Cllr Ian Manning can ask that lights are retained, but we need to specify other lights to be removed in their place.
Balfour Beatty provide a more detailed guide which you can read here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7LcQO_Vf9_faUgzYk1xeTg2enM/view?usp=sharing
The guideline criteria for column removal can be read here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7LcQO_Vf9_fODR1UDZPQUo0RkE/view?usp=sharing
It is our intention to present an alternative set of proposals – removing some lights not proposed to be removed in order to save ones that are – at our meeting on the 31st March.
The list of roads affected is shown below, in simplified diagrams: red dots indicate lights which are marked for removal.
Those with a more technical interest, or interested in identifying possible alternative lights for removal, see this folder, which has all the original diagrams in it.