Essex Pedal Power launches in Clacton and Jaywick Sands

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 17:47

A first-of its kind community-led project in Essex will make cycling more accessible for people living in Clacton and Jaywick Sands, as 1,300 free new bikes will be given to eligible residents over the next two years.

In a launch event at the Jaywick Community and Resource Centre on the 12th June, the first bikes were given away to successful applicants and arrangements are being made to distribute the rest of the bikes in stages between now and 2023.

Major investment to upgrade 82,000 streetlights to LEDs in Essex

Wed, 16/06/2021 - 10:37

Essex County Council has announced that it will be upgrading all of the county’s remaining non-LED streetlights. The Council has already installed around 45,000 LED streetlights, and will now be investing to replace the remaining 82,000.

LED streetlights last longer, use less electricity and so provide a better service while saving taxpayers' money.