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The County Council is responsible for 52,000 streetlights on highways across the county.  These streetlights are maintained on our behalf by our contractors Balfour Beatty.

Street lighting is also provided by parish and town councils, district councils, Highways England (trunk roads and motorways) and private owners. The streetlights we own have a code (such as L1HJN) to identify them. To find details about a street light in your area, please zoom into our interactive map below.

Report a street lighting fault

If you wish to report a fault with one of our street lights, please go to Balfour Beatty's streetlight fault reporting web page or call Balfour Beatty on 0800 7838247 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. For out of hours emergencies, you can call outside of these office hours.

If you would like to enquire about our contract with Balfour Beatty, please contact Cambridgeshire County Council's streetlighting team directly at [email protected].  

Streetlight repair times

Balfour Beatty aims to repair all streetlight problems reported to them within five working days. However this may take up to 30 days if there is a problem with the electricity supply. Balfour Beatty are dependent on the relevant electricity Distribution Network Operator to fix electrical supply faults. 


Emergency faults that are a danger to the public (such as a fallen streetlight column or a school crossing light failure) will be responded to within one hour.

Street lighting maintenance

In July 2011, a 25 year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract commenced between the Cambridgeshire County Council and Balfour Beatty. This PFI contract will allow Balfour Beatty to carry out vital improvements and maintenance to County Council owned street lighting on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council.

2018 LED upgrade

Between May and December 2018, 3,635 energy-saving LED streetlights were installed across the county as part of the LED lantern replacement project. To find out more, please see the Balfour Beatty website.

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