Knowsley to hold consultation on street lighting scheme

Knowsley Council is holding a public consultation over plans for a £58m revamp of the borough's street lighting.

The council said residents in the Halewood South area are invited to attend a consultation event being held on Monday 17 October at The Halewood Centre on Roseheath Drive, Halewood.

Representatives from both Knowsley Council and Tay Valley Lighting, which is working with the council to deliver the scheme, will be on hand to answer question regarding the work taking place.

The event will start at 5:45pm and 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 6.45pm.

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 Halewood South community to go along to the consultation event to see what the project will involve and how it will benefit them."

Funding was confirmed in January after The Department for Transport agreed to spend £58m replacing most of Knowsley's street lighting and traffic lights, bollards and subway lights.

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

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

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