Wednesday 7 January 2004 10.05am
I think that they are the responsibility of Southwark and Lambeth (although the South Bank Centre currently has responsibility for Jubilee Gardens
I'm sure I read somewhere that the cost of refurbishing the "dolphin" lamps in Lambeth was estimated at £3,000 per column, on the basis of what Westminster had to spend on the ones on Victoria Embankment a couple of years ago.
There was also a debate on whether the "festoons" of bulbs should be got rid of as they looked too "end of the pier" even when they were working.
I don't know whether they are covered by Lambeth's streetlighting PFI scheme which recently got Government approval.