LED streetlight lantern in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Council’s U-turn means street lights will stay on all night – but not until 2026 for Bradley Stoke!

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has decided to abandon its controversial policy of switching street lights off at night, but it is likely to be 2026 before the lights in Bradley Stoke are returned to all-night operation, the Journal can exclusively reveal. The decision has been made in the light of the increasing cost of GPS-enabled ‘node’ controllers, which the council

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LED street lights: Before and after.

Bradley Stoke’s street lights to be converted to LED technology

South Gloucestershire Council has announced that Bradley Stoke is to be the next residential area in the district to have its street lights converted to low-emission LED technology, as part of district-wide measures to reduce street lighting-related energy costs and carbon emissions. LED lights are fast becoming the norm for local authority street lights as they consume about 60 percent

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The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Willow Brook recognised for green credentials

The Willow Brook shopping centre in Bradley Stoke has been recognised for its green credentials, winning an ISO 14001 environment accreditation – an internationally recognised standard for an organisation’s environmental management system. Over the past two years, Willow Brook has put rigorous systems in place to reduce energy consumption and improve its waste management. During this period, the centre has

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Streetlights on Bradley Stoke Way.

Street lights set to stay on later following “widespread concern”

Street lights in Bradley Stoke that are currently switched off at around midnight look set to be left on for an extra hour each night, after Labour councillors negotiated an extra £50,000 of expenditure in South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) revenue budget for 2014/15. A party spokesperson said the concession was being made in response to “widespread concern from residents about

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Councils stand fast on street light switch-off

Local Councils have once again decided to ignore every single complaint received from residents in connection with the part-night street lighting recently introduced in Bradley Stoke. Last night’s meeting of the Town Council heard that 35 comments and complaints, relating to 25 individual streets, have been received by the Council since the scheme was introduced in April this year. Topping

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Street light switch-off violates human rights says Councillor

A Bradley Stoke Town Councillor has criticised the town’s newly-introduced part-night street lighting scheme by claiming it violates residents’ human rights. Speaking at last week’s Safer and Stronger Communities meeting, Cllr Ed Rose said he supported calls by some residents for the lights to be turned back on because they have a right to “liberty and security” (Article 5 of

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