Old or damaged street lights are usually replaced with standard street lights. If the road is in a conservation area, we ask the other local councils to help with extra costs for non-standard street lights. If funds are not available, standard lighting is installed.
We will then endeavour to hand back the heritage columns, if in reasonable condition, to the relevant District or Borough Council to repurpose how they see fit.
Standard street lights are not generally painted. However, street lights in sensitive or conservation areas are painted in order to help them blend in. They are usually painted every ten years.