Bradford Council Take Over A Month To Replace Streetlights

The Green Party in Bradford have released new statistics that show the average time taken for the council to replace street lights in part of the city have trebled.

The Green Party in Bradford have released new statistics that show the average time taken for the council to replace street lights in part of the city have trebled.

In Shipley, figures have risen from 15 days in 2017 to 34 last year, but in Tong, they have trebled from 14 days to 45.

Matt Edwards, Campaign Co-ordinator for Bradford District says “Street lights are an important first line of defence against anti-social behaviour and make our roads safer.”

“Especially in winter, some people rely on street lights to get about safely and it’s not good enough that some street lights are taking months to be replaced.”

“We hoped that the information we uncovered last year would be an eye opener for the Council but since then things have gotten worse.”

A report to Bradford Council’s Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee has recommended the LED street light replacement programme; with these new bulbs being cheaper to run, last significantly longer and reduce carbon footprint.

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