The cost of providing adequate lighting for our parish would be in excess of £1m, or £1,500 per head of population. Parishes have traditionally provided their own, one or two at a time, as finances permit, over the last 60 years, since we got electricity in the villages. When the District Council was established, they kindly agreed to contribute to the ongoing energy and maintenance cost, but with no transfer of ownership. Insurance remained a parish liability. These are old lights. They need regular maintenance, cleaning, safety checks etc. Now the District Council has ceased funding them, as it can no longer justify this level of expenditure on assets it does not own. End of story.