Firm brightens up stables

Lighting the way ' (left to right) Geoffrey Hutchinson, of Field House Farm stables in Greatham, with Alan Roberts, of C & A Pumps and engineering and his horse North

Lighting the way ' (left to right) Geoffrey Hutchinson, of Field House Farm stables in Greatham, with Alan Roberts, of C & A Pumps and engineering and his horse North

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A STABLES is a brighter place to visit thanks to a new energy efficient lighting scheme.

C & A Pumps and Engineering has installed the new system at Field House Farm stables at Greatham, near Hartlepool.

The lights which operate on motion sensors are expected to bring significant savings to the farm, particularly during the darker winter months.

Alan Roberts, managing director of C & A Pumps and Engineering, said: “We keep our own horse, North, at the stables, so we knew how busy it can get; particularly with owners and their families visiting throughout the day.

“The previous lighting and electrical system was very unreliable which wasn’t great once the clocks went back.

“It’s a working farm so you want it to be well lit and safe for all the people visiting their horses.”

“The previous system meant that people were often walking through the stables in darkness but the new scheme makes it a much more attractive environment.”

Geoffrey Hutchinson, who owns the stables at Field House Farm, added: “The lights have been a welcome addition.

“We can have more than 40 horses here at any one time, so there’s always people and vehicles coming and going to feed and clean them.

“We want the stables to be as safe and welcoming as we can and thanks to these new lights, we have achieved that.”