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Ryedale District Council installs LED footway lights

Ryedale District Council is saving 36 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by putting energy-saving LED bulbs in footway lights in Malton and Norton to cut costs and help the environment.

264 LED footway lights have been installed in the two market towns saving the equivalent CO2 emissions of driving 65,090 miles – nearly three times around the world.

Out of the 264 that have been replaced, 220 are now on partial lighting which means they are turned off at midnight.

As part of the scheme, 22 columns have been replaced and a further eight will be replaced next year.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships for Ryedale District Council said:

“Replacing the energy-consuming bulbs on our footway lights with LED bulbs saves energy, saves our citizens’ money and it shows that climate change issues are a priority.”

Ryedale District Council is responsible for 593 footway lights, with North Yorkshire County Council maintaining the district’s street lights.

11 footway lights still need to get LED bulbs fitted in the Malton and Norton area and these will be completed next year.

Following the Malton and Norton footway lighting improvements, further surveys will be commissioned by Ryedale District Council. Officers will examine the footway ‘heritage’ lighting in Malton Town Centre, footway lighting in Pickering and a number of rural areas to prepare for phase two of the project.

Ryedale District Council has earmarked £60,000 a year, for the next ten years to put LED lights in all of its footway lights.

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  • Figure sourced from : https://www.pawprint.eco/eco-blog/average-carbon-footprint-uk