So there I was in the Gift Shop at the Bosworth Visitor Centre. They have some nice related stuff in there but I have enough ‘stuff’ on my boat so I wasn’t buying. In came two men and borrowed the counter assistants stool. One of the men climbed up on the stool and looked on a high shelf where the transformers for the Christmas lights were resting and read out the voltage and current consumption. Man No 2 wrote the figures down. "24 V .12 A X 4 sets of lights which for 9 hours a day for 39 days comes to about 4kw. Oh we had fun working that out.
Apparently someone had made a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request to the Leicester County Council asking how much power was being used to illuminate the Christmas lights through the county. So consequently every local government department had to come up with a figure so HQ could add them all up. What a waste of resources. The cost of answering that question must be phenomenal and to what end?