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Street lighting

Report a problem with a streetlight

Please give as much information as possible about the type of fault. For example, you should say if the light is:

  • out altogether
  • on in daylight hours
  • flickering

If possible, include the number on the front of the lamp post. If you can't see this, state its location or the number of the house (or shop) next to the light.

Report a broken street light

Power reduction in residential street lights

Street lights are now dimmed in the majority of residential streets in Gateshead. This will help to reduce energy use and carbon emissions and save costs. We have decided to reduce the power by 50% up to midnight, and by 75% between midnight and 5.30am in appropriate residential areas.

The eco-friendly Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights can be controlled remotely, to allow the level of lighting to be adjusted, should it be considered necessary. A reduction to 50% power before midnight will mean lighting levels are still in keeping with British Standard guidelines.

Recently street lights on main routes have been switched off between midnight and 5.30am. Each route has been inspected and road markings have been refreshed where necessary. 

Proposed main route switch off - midnight to 5.30am
A685 / Crawcrook Bypass (Blaydon roundabout to junction of B6395, excluding junctions)Ryton, Crookhill and Stella, Crawcrook and Greenside
A184 Felling Bypass (east of Heworth roundabout to boundary)Felling, Pelaw and Heworth, Wardley and Leam Lane
A167 Durham Road (Eighton Lodge to Cedars Green)Lamesley, Chowdene 
A694 (Swalwell roundabout to Winlaton Mill)Blaydon, Winlaton and High Spen
A692 (Marley Hill to Fellside Road junction)Whickham South and Sunniside
A6076 (Birklands Lane to Causey Arch)Lamesley, Whickham South and Sunniside
A1114 Colliery Road, St Omers Road, Handy Drive, Riverside Way (excluding junctions and crossings), not Clockmill RoadDunston and Teams
A195 (Lingey Lane to Follingsby)Wardley and Leam Lane
B1288 (A184 to Springwell excluding Lingey Lane junction)Wardley and Leam Lane, Windy Nook and Whitehills
B6317 (Blaydon roundabout to zebra crossing at Hedgefield excluding Newburn signals)Ryton, Crookhill and Stella
B1296 Long Bank (Eighton Lodge to 30mph limit)Lamesley
MetroCentre, Scotswood View, Hollinside Road, St Michaels Way (excluding main junctions)Whickham North 
Rockliffe Way (Mount Road to A1231 junction)Lamesley
Portobello Road (Vigo Lane to B1288)Birtley 
Lamesley Road (Long Acre Farm to A1, excluding Smithy Lane junction)Lamesley
Saltmeadows Road and Tyne Main Roadridges, Felling

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