The subject of the street lighting in Hemyock came up at the Parish Council Meeting on 4th July.
The existing lighting intensity would not be affected, as there are Standards that must be adhered to, nor would the number of actual lights, for cost reasons; but there are options to alter the colour and efficiency to achieve dramatic reductions in environmental damage. The production of carbon from electricity generation could be reduced from 31 tons per year to around 20 tons per year, Andy said.
On top of this there is a further option to switch them off between midnight and about 5:30am to further reduce electricity consumption. This may be more controversial as there are security and safety issues, and it was recommended that consultation should take place before this was implemented.