Views Wanted on Prescot & Whiston Street Lighting

By on Friday, August 16, 2013

street_lighting(Press release: Knowsley Council)

We want your views – Street lighting work in Prescot East and Whiston North

Knowsley Council is working with Tay Valley Lighting (TVL) to carry out a multi-million pound revamp of the borough’s street lighting.

The four-year project started in August 2011 and many areas in the borough have already benefited from improvements to their street lighting. The next phase of the project will see work starting in the Prescot East and Whiston North areas in October 2013.

Members of the community in the Prescot East and Whiston North areas are invited to attend a consultation event being held on Thursday 5 September at the Robert Foulkes Centre, Brook Street, Whiston, L35 5AP. Representatives from both Knowsley Council and TVL will be on-hand to answer any questions residents may have regarding the work that will be taking place.

The event will start at 6.15pm and will begin with a presentation outlining the street lighting scheme, along with details of the timescales and benefits it will bring to the area. This will last for around 15 minutes and will be followed by an opportunity for residents to ask questions, until approximately 7.15pm.

Cllr Dave Lonergan, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, said, “The street lighting project is a major investment for Knowsley and it’s important that we keep residents informed as the scheme progresses.

“I urge members of the Prescot East and Whiston North communities to go along to the consultation event to see what the project will involve and how it will benefit them.”

The four-year street lighting project involves 70% of Knowsley’s street lights and 80% of the borough’s traffic signs and bollards being replaced.

The latest technology being used will feature the ability to vary the level of lighting and reduce the level of CO2 emissions. Brighter lighting may also assist in the reduction of crime and night-time traffic accidents, as well as making CCTV images clearer. Improved visibility could also help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists feel safer.

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