Street lighting upgrade – Hundon, Clare, Cavendish

Some of the standard streetlights maintained by Suffolk County Council in our local area are set to be upgraded to more efficient and environmentally-friendly LED lanterns as part of a project being delivered during 2021/22 by Bouygues.

Work in Clare is set to start within the next few weeks. Black and yellow ‘Work Starts Here’ signs will appear on specific streets shortly before upgrades take place in that location. Please note that they will not be replacing all streetlighting lanterns, as some have already had LED units fitted and some areas will be upgraded separately as part of dedicated improvement schemes.

These upgrade works are generally progressing from west to east across the county between September 2021 and autumn 2022 (by which time around 43,000 of Suffolk’s streetlights will have been upgraded as part of this programme). Please be assured that any current heritage lanterns have been identified to ensure that a similar lantern is installed and due to procurement timescales heritage works will take place towards the end of the programme in 2022.

Any public enquiries about this project email: or call 0345 606 6171 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm).


  1. Good evening Nick,

    I have just read your post regarding the upgrade to LED street lighting in Cavendish and Clare which is great news.

    Can you please confirm if the street lighting in Bridewell Street Clare will be upgraded as part of this project.

    I should make you aware one has been intermittent since 2014 and rarely works, one has been completely out since September 2019 and the other is shining at right angles illuminating peoples houses all of which has been reported to Suffolk County Council Highways with no resolution.

    The other consideration is the street lights are situated on a narrow footpath used be children go to and from school along with a numbers of elderly residents living on this section of road.

    I very much look forward to hearing your response to this issue.

    Many thanks

    Kind Regards

    Nicholas Finch


    • Hi Nicholas, thank you for your comment. The Lighting upgrade is a County Council function rather than the District Council I sit on. My post was about keeping folk updated on progress rather than any direct involvement. Here are the details of who to contact if you have any questions. Any public enquiries about this project email: or call 0345 606 6171 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm).


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