Ornamental lights set to be installed in north Kildare town to 'improve aesthetics'

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Ornamental lights set to be installed in north Kildare town to 'improve aesthetics'
13:45 Saturday 18th of November 2017

The long mooted ornamental lights are finally set to be installed in Celbridge following a number of pushes for their installation in the town centre.

The news was confirmed by Kildare County Council recently, and work will commence shortly to install the ornamental lights in place of the existing street light on the Main Street.

The news has been welcomed by local TD Frank O'Rourke who has pushed for the ornamental lights in recent years.

 “Over the last number of years, together with others in Celbridge we have campaigned to replace the current street lighting and replace it with ornamental, decorative lighting to improve the overall aesthetics of the main street in Celbridge," stated Deputy O'Rourke.

 “We have now completed the public consultation stage and the installation of the new lighting system should commence shortly. I have worked with Cllr Michael Coleman and many community groups, and in particular with Celbridge Tidy Towns Committee, to improve the aesthetic of the town in recent years. The installation of Ornamental lighting on the main street will dramatically improve the look of the town and remove the last of the overhead ESB cables.”

Deputy O'Rourke said that the lights will bring a vibrancy to the town centre, and that it is the latest in a list of projects that would enhance the area.

 “As I have outlined before, I have a vision for our town centre in Celbridge. We all rely on a functioning, vibrant and engaging civic focal point. In Celbridge, we are making progress in relation to improving our town centre. We have removed all the Eircom poles and wires on the main street. Celbridge has benefited from the Town Enhancement scheme, new street furniture, redundant signs were removed and now the remaining overhead cables on the main street will also be removed.’ stated Deputy O’Rourke.

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