Street and traffic lights

The Council are responsible for maintaining around 21000 street lights across the borough. These are located mainly on public highways. We also maintain street lights in Parks and on some roads on Housing Estates that are managed by the Council.

We aim to carry out repairs to faulty street lighting within 48 hours of an enquiry.

Report a street light problem 

Sometimes the cause of a streetlight fault is the power supply. Repairing this type of fault is the responsibility of UK Power Networks. These types of fault may take up to three weeks to repair. Where this is the case we will place a public notice on any faulty street lighting furniture explaining why it cannot be fixed immediately.

The Council are in the process of changing all streetlights to LED lights. If you have a concern about the lighting level, please report this on the ‘report a street light problem’ form above.

Street lighting replacement project

We are replacing nearly 21,000 street lights across the borough with new, energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights. The programme of works is expected to be completed by November 2018.