£200,000 spent on new lamps in Surbiton
By adam_leone | Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 14:08
Kingston Council has spent over £200,000 on providing Surbiton Highstreet with new street lamps.
Legend design approved by councillors
They're said to be more energy-efficient.
The new lanterns and lampposts are also said to be low maintenance.
It's been 20 years since the lamps on the Highstreet have been replaced.
Almost half of the 550 people who responded to a public consultation favoured the Legend design approved by councillors.
Almost all of the materials used will be recyclable at the end of their useful life.
The new lights are the latest step in improvements to Victoria Road and parts of Brighton Road, Claremont Road, St James Road and St Mark's Hill.
Councillor Malcolm Self, Chair of the Neighbourhood Committee, said: "We've chosen a design that not only fits in with the character of the town centre."
"But will be more energy-efficient and need less maintenance so will save money in future."