As many residents will have noticed, since 2018, Cheshire West and Chester Council have been gradually replacing old sodium street lamps with modern LED (light-emitting diode) lamps.
The LED street lamps have many advantages over older street lamps: They are much more energy-efficient, they last longer, so do not need replacing as often and also create less light pollution. The old sodium lamps tended to create an orange glow over residential areas.
While some people preferred the orange light of the old street lamps, it has to be a good thing that the council is attempting to save taxpayers money and reduce their carbon footprint.
Tarvin Parish Council is following suit and is replacing the older street lights which are owned and maintained by them. Mike Hassall: Clerk to Tarvin Parish Council told Tarvin Online: "The Parish Council owns and maintains twenty-three street lights in Tarvin village, Oscroft, and Barrow Lane. The lanterns are not to modern standards and provide much less illumination than modern LED alternatives. At the December meeting, the council approved the installation of LED replacements inside the existing lamp housings and these should be installed in February. The new lights should provide a safer environment for pedestrians and motorists alike."
Good news for Tarvin and the environment.
Does anyone know if these lamps were the original gas lanterns or were these replaced?