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Council to switch off street lights in 'budget saving exercise'

Monmouthshire County Council is to switch off its street lights between midnight and 6am in residential areas, as part of a budget saving exercise.

The lights will be switched off between 12am and 6am Credit: ITV News

Locations affected by the change will be Magor, Undy, Rogiet, Portskewett, Caerwent, Llanfoist, Llanellen, Govilion, Gilwern and Llanelly Hill.

The switch off will take place from Saturday, 28th October. The council said no lights will be turned off in areas of traffic calming, pedestrian crossings or other high risk pedestrian areas.

In previous years, we have been able to make significant savings through working more efficiently. However, the scale of cuts in recent years means that we can’t avoid making savings that could impact on the communities we serve. I understand entirely that many people won’t like the idea of streetlights being turned off but we have limited the hours when this will happen and I’m confident that we have done what we can to minimise the impact.

– Cllr Bryan Jones, Monmouthshire County Council


Water upgrade for Saundersfoot

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A public meeting will be held on on Monday about plans to improve bathing water quality in Saundersfoot.

Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water is spending £1.5m on the scheme which will see a long sea pipe installed to carry wastewater farther from the beach.

The work is expected to take four months.

We're very aware of the potential disruption that work such as this may cause, especially when working on the beach, therefore we have carefully planned the scheme and worked closely with Pembrokeshire County Council. This will ensure our work does not impact on any events planned for the area over the coming months and have programmed the scheme outside of the bathing season.

– Paris Koronias, Welsh Water’s Capital Delivery Project Manager
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