Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town and Farm Town
as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Street Lighting


Update on LED Street Lighting

Leicestershire County Council are rolling out a program of replacing the orange sodium street lights with white LED lights. Benefits of the LED lights are:

  • Cheaper to run - use less power for the same illumination (as you know from LED lights in the home)
  • Last longer - so reduced maintenance costs
  • They are controllable remotely - so their brightness and the times they are on can be modified centrally

This means that some lights that were switched off overnight to save money could be left on. The whole thing should be much more flexible. There are arguments both ways about whether more lighting reduces crime or just allows criminals to see what they are doing. So it's a very local decision. Let the LCC know if you and your neighbours feel the lighting programme needs changing.

The LED lights are different from the orange/yellow sodium ones. Some people will prefer one or the other. With LED lights you don't get that orange glow in the sky at night but the light tends to be more directional. On the other hand the sodium lights also left shadowy areas where pedestrians could be invisible.

If you have any concerns about LED or any other street lights please contact the LCC Highways. Contact details on LCC Highways website at


LED Lighting

Some of the lights on The Moorlands and in Forrester Close have been upgraded to LED. These are more energy-efficient that the old lights. For this reason most are now being left on all night. There's a short item about LED lighting on the LCC website >>

The LED lights are controllable centrally and their brightness and the times they are on can be modified if necessary.

If you have any concerns about LED or any other street lights please contact the LCC Highways. Contact details on LCC Highways website at

September 2010

Changes to street lighting

Leicestershire County Council have changed how the street lighting works in Coleorton Parish. They have introduced a part-night lighting to some areas in the parish. This involves switching lights off some lights between midnight and 5.30 am (GMT). To report a problem go to or phone theLCC customer service centre 0116 305 0001.

The Plan

The proposals for Coleorton were presented at the Parish council meeting on 13th July 2010 and there was a public consultation period ending on 13th August.

Leicestershire County Council have told us that the feedback from parishioners has led them to change the proposals in Farm Town to part-night lighting, rather than removing the lighting altogether, and various other changes have been made. The final working plan is shown in the downloadable map (pdf 3MB).

Letter from Tony Bull at LCC:

    “Please find attached Leicestershire County Councils final part-night lighting proposals for the parish of Coleorton.  The feedback we received from the consultation has led to some amendments being made to the original plan and these changes are listed below:

    • Farm Town - changed to part-night
    • The Moorlands/ Forrester Close junction - LC10 &11 to be left on for junction
    • The Angel PH, The Moor - LC38 to be left on for potential late night activity
    • A512 Loughborough Road - All lights to be left on due to lack of road studs and speed of road
    • Nottingham Road - LC21 to be left on for bend and building line marking edge of road

    The work instructions will be issued shortly and the installation of the part-night cells should commence within a month.  Notification signs will be installed at locations shown on the plan a week before work commences.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.”

    Tony Bull
    Senior Technician
    Highway Design
    Dept. of E & T
    Leicestershire County Council

    Tel: 0116 305 6787
    Mob: 07939 619 407
    Fax: 0116 305 7283

Please contact Tony Bull directly if you have any questions about the lighting plan or works.


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