At the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards Dinner held at Blackpool recently, Ceredigion County Council was one of the seven finalists in the Street Lighting – Best Performer Category. This was in recognition of the County Council’s advances in saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions for street lighting.

Councillor Alun Williams, Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet Member for Carbon Management said: “I’m delighted that the vision and hard work of Ceredigion’s Assets and Street Lighting section has now been recognised at the UK level where we are now regarded as one of the top-performing authorities. The Council’s Invest to Save Programme is paying dividends both in reducing costs for the authority and in cutting carbon emissions. The new, more efficient lighting systems have also helped to reduce light pollution around the county.”

APSE is a not for profit local government organisation working with over 300 councils throughout the UK, promoting excellence in public services. The prestigious performance networks awards are a high profile occasion where both the best performing authorities and the most improved are awarded for their achievements.