New ‘green’ lights to be installed on Sheringham’s east promenade

Work to install eco-friendly lighting on Sheringham promenade will start next week.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) contractors will begin the installation of the 'green' lighting columns on the east promenade on Monday.

The twelve solar and wind powered lighting columns are a result of the pilot scheme improvements, following a trial of the system in 2010-2011.

NNDC cabinet member for corporate assets, Rhodri Oliver, said: 'Sheringham is an all-year-round resort and I am delighted that by working together we have been able to reinstate lighting on the east promenade. I am even more pleased that it will be innovative, effective, efficient and low-energy, reinforcing North Norfolk's growing reputation as a champion for a sustainable environment.'

At Tuesday's Sheringham Town Council meeting, mayor Doug Smith said: 'I can report that there has been some progress there.'


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And speaking after the meeting he added: 'Sheringham will be one of the first towns in Britain to showcase this innovative, environment-friendly lighting on a seaside promenade. Once again Sheringham leads the way with a superb all-year-round facility for residents and visitors alike.'

The work is expected to be completed by the end of the month and a NNDC spokesman said it was 'deliberately planned for the late autumn'.

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The work will cost nearly �53,000 and is being funded by NNDC with contributions from Sheringham Town Council and Sheringham Regeneration.

It will be undertaken by specialist firm Marlec Engineering Co. Ltd. of Corby.

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