Friday, August 21, 2009

The Future is Bright for Southampton

This week Conservatives on the City Council took the decision to award a contract for a new street lighting partnership for Southampton.

Many of city’s 28,000 streetlights are very old and in a poor state due to years of underinvestment by previous Labour and Lib Dem Council administrations.

More than half of the street lights will replaced in the first few years of the new contract.

In addition to the extra council investment Conservative Councillors have secured nearly £30m of inward investment from the Treasury.

As well as good quality, well maintained streetlighting for the next 25 years, Southampton will have better quality, more efficient lighting, helping reduce road accidents and cutting crime and the fear of crime in the city.

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