Cold Ashby is updating its street lighting.
New LED lighting is much cheaper to run than the existing sodium variety which the Parish Council say, in a recently delivered leaflet, has been costing us around £1800 per year.
The new lights are estimated to cost around £800 per year – so the ongoing saving is obvious.
The cost of installation will be covered by grants from the Winwick Wind Farm Fund, Daventry District Council and the Parish Council’s reserves.
The lights are in two styles, ‘Victoria’ and ‘S line 3 ’ ‘Victoria’ are being fitted to the mainly wooden telegraph/electricity poles in Main Street and West Haddon Road, whilst ‘S line 3 ’ are to grace the remainder of the village. It would apparently be technically difficult and thus more expensive to fit the Victorian style throughout.
The Rambler believes that street lights were first installed in Cold Ashby in the 1950s, though there is evidence that a request was made for 5 street lights in 1933 so it could have been earlier.