Dawlish street lights off to save money

Street light Devon County Council is hoping to save £500,000 a year with a switch-off around the county

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Hundreds of street lights in a Devon seaside town are being turned off at night to save money.

Dawlish will join 25 towns in Devon to stay dark between 1230 and 0530, after councillors agreed a six-month trial.

Other towns are being encouraged to switch off their lights in a rolling programme around the county aimed at saving about £500,000 a year.

Central streets in Dawlish including Old Street, Park Street and Queen Street will be exempt.

Town councillor Andrew Turpin said there had been eight negative responses in consultation.

He said: "There are 1,066 street lights and 1,000 will be going off, which is a significant amount of energy which will be saved.

"We are all being told to change our lifestyle so we have to start taking action somewhere."

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