Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
New streetlights to save Barnet £750,000 per year
Barnet Council will install LED lanterns in all its streetlights as part of an improvements programme that will also save £750,000 per year and improve the borough’s carbon footprint.
The new LED lighting will provide a better and brighter source of white light for pedestrians and motorists, making sure that objects look sharper and clearer at night, making the night time environment more attractive, and making it easier to drive safely.
The council will cut over 3,500 kilowatts per hour from its energy consumption after the new streetlighting has been installed – a significant reduction to its carbon footprint.
Dean Cohen, chair of the Environment Committee, said: “These lights will improve our street lighting, save us money and help us become more environmentally friendly as a council. I am very impressed with what I have seen of them so far, and I can’t wait for them to be rolled out across the whole borough.”