New lighting installed in sheltered housing

New lighting is being installed in five Richmondshire sheltered housing schemes in a £30,000 improvement scheme.

Energy efficient – sensor activated – lights are being fitted as part of the district council’s work to reduce carbon emissions.

The current lighting is inefficient and by needing to be switched on and off incur unnecessary cost.

The schemes at Queens Court, Richmond; Noels Court, Catterick Village; Oak Tree Court, Colburn; Quaker Close, Reeth; and Thornborough Hall Gardens, Leyburn, will be completed early next year.

The work is being carried out by local electrician SC Electrics – and funded by the council’s housing investment programme.

“This investment will help future proof the housing schemes as well as save money by reducing the electricity running costs,” said Cllr Philip Wicks, spokesperson on climate change.

“The council has a target to reduce carbon emissions and replacing these lights is a small way to start this work off.

“We will reduce costs and improve the appearance of the lights at these schemes which have become a mismatch of different products as they have been replaced over the years.”