It will no longer turn on selected lights in roads around the region so as to lower the amount of fuel it consumes.
As such, it is likely to find itself paying out less money on business energy bills – indeed, it believes it could save £1 million in this way.
Councillor Bill Parker says: "As part of the rigorous budget setting process in December last year we had to make some very difficult decisions as to where savings had to be made."
The council may not be pleased to hear that all but one of the UK's leading dual fuel providers has decided to increase its prices in recent weeks.
Posted by Anne Yevel
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