Disappointment in Newbridge with no funding for public lighting

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Disappointment in Newbridge with no funding for public lighting
20:46 Thursday 17th of May 2018

Disappointment is being expressed by a Co Kildare politician that areas in Newbridge are not being included in the initial plans for public lighting.

Independent Cllr Fiona McLoughlin Healy said: “After over four years of lobbying for public lighting across the district - we finally received a report of the councils assessment of priority areas to be completed this year."

She said: "Needless to say I’m very disappointed that the Green Road, Eyre Street and Morristown are not included in their initial plans.  Costs of lighting for the Green Road, Newbridge are estimated at €75k.

She said: "I’m not giving up yet however as Senior Officer in Roads section Evelyn Wright promised me at our Council meeting earlier that she will seek funding for Green Road lighting elsewhere.
There have been significant increases in the public lighting budget in the last couple of years. I will be requesting that part of the lighting budget for next year's budget (negotiated this Autumn) will be ring-fenced to fund new public lighting in the district. “

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