A village is set to lose half of its street lights as part of a money-saving measure.

Gosfield parish councillors have decided to stop using half of the village’s 77 lights and to switch off the remaining lights between midnight and 5.30pm following a consultation with residents.

It is hoped the move could save the parish council £4,000 a year - half the amount it currently spends on maintenance and electricity.

Parish council leader Max Ford said: “Street lights are one of the most expensive parts of our budget and they’re 50-60 years old and need increasing maintenance.

“Some are so old, it’s difficult to get the parts for them."


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