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LIGHT UP: New wind and solar lighting trial in Rickmansworth to help council’s eco mission

 Published on: 22nd December 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Following the successful introduction of two wind and solar lighting units in Welham Green during the summer, Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) will be trialling a third new unit in Homestead Road, Rickmansworth.

Installation works on the overbridge footpath in Rickmansworth will support HCC’s ongoing mission to create a cleaner, greener, and healthier Hertfordshire, and make active travel more accessible.

It’s hoped that the replacement of the old and faulty street lighting column with a new LED unit will encourage more people to walk and cycle, especially in the evenings.

HCC’s executive member for highways and transport, councillor Phil Bibby, said: “I’m delighted that Rickmansworth is one of the first areas in the county to be trialling new wind and solar street lighting.

“It’s a further indication of our commitment to the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy and Action Plan, specifically to be carbon neutral in our own operations by 2030 and a net-zero greenhouse gas county by 2050.

“Creating a cleaner and greener environment which supports sustainable, responsible growth, are two of our key priorities which we are focused on delivering.”

Photo Credit: Hertfordshire County Council

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