Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

Read our tribute.


Roads & transport We are replacing your street lights

Over the next three years we will be replacing the lamp at the top of all the streetlights in Manchester with new LED lights.

It’s a big job - 56,000 lamps - but because the new lamps use less electricity there will be two major benefits for the city:

  1. Cost: once the work is done we’ll save over £2million a year
  2. The environment: we’ll cut carbon emissions by 7,470 tonnes a year.

Other benefits of LED lamps include:

  • They last longer
  • They need less maintenance
  • The light is focussed on pavements and roads rather than into your home or garden
  • They give off a white light which is brighter and clearer. You will be able to see better at night and CCTV cameras will get clearer images.

Many other councils already have these lights. We’ve tried them in a few Manchester streets already and had a positive response.

Amey Highways Lighting (Manchester) Limited – the company who maintain the lights now – will be doing the work for us. See how the work will affect you.

Ask a question or see when the lamps on your street will be changed.

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