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FOI 6879

Christmas Lights

Request

How much does it cost for the Christmas decorations in Shenfield High Street? We would like a breakdown of these costs too - ie PAT testing, decorations, bracket testing, erection and removal, electricity bill etc.

* The same information as above, but for Brentwood High Street.

* The same information again, but for the decorations at the Town Hall in Ingrave Road.

Response

How much does it cost for the Christmas decorations in Shenfield High Street? We would like a breakdown of these costs too – ie PAT testing, decorations, bracket testing, erection and removal, electricity bill etc.
1. Christmas decorations: Existing lights purchased in New rope lights purchased due to a number of lamp columns failing stress test (see note under Brentwood), installation of feeder pillar £918
2. PAT testing – All of the decorations are PAT tested together and is part of the lighting contractor costs see below
3. Bracket testing – lamp columns in Shenfield failed stress test therefore bracket testing not applicable as rope lights now fitted
4. Erection and removal – part of the lighting contractor costs see below
5. Electricity bill – For all trees, and lamp columns in Brentwood and Shenfield was £575.59

Brentwood High Street
1. Christmas decorations – 3 x 25 ft trees £1194.60, 76 4ft trees (60 for Ingatestone) £703 (+£650 delivery, and £610 installation and removal). Existing lights £12,901. Additional rope lights were purchased for Brentwood and Shenfield as in 2011 a number of lamp columns had failed the stress testing, total costs £12,000 (50% was funded through Renaissance Group).
2. PAT testing - All of the decorations are PAT tested together and is part of the lighting contractor costs see below
3. Bracket testing for Crown Street – undertaken as part of the lighting contractor costs see below and new ring main installed £1,4000
4. Lamp column stress tested with ECC at £50 per street total costs £300

Town Hall
1. Christmas decorations 1 x 25 ft tree £398.20 – see other costs as above
2. PAT testing - All of the decorations are PAT tested together and is part of the lighting contractor costs see below
3. Bracket testing – not required
4. Erection and removal - part of the lighting contractor costs see below
5. Electricity – supplied from Town Hall

Lighting contractor costs £10,500