Street lighting upgrade for Dawley & Malinslee
Building on the success of being ranked first in the National Highways and Transport survey for satisfaction with street lighting, Telford and Wrekin Council is investing almost £200,000 into two major streetlighting schemes in Dawley & Malinslee.
The project is in direct response to concerns around safety raised by residents in the area and all work is due to complete by the end of Spring, totalling an investment in the region of £183,000.
Installing cabling in newly built residential areas, upgrading existing columns with more powerful and environmentally friendly lanterns is amongst the scope of work along with extra safety measures in the form of closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) to help tackle anti-social behaviour.
Certain areas in Malinslee will see new lights installed at a cost of around £100k.
Hinkshay Road and Dark Lane will see an increase in the number of lights, new cabling laid and CCTV to help people in the area feel safer. The lights will continue along Hinkshay Road, Dark Lane and continue to the car park at the rugby club, town park and the Exotic Zoo.
Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council and ward member for Malinslee & Dawley Bank, Councillor Shaun Davis (Labour) said: “This is an extensive scheme and will lift the standards of lighting into line with other areas. We want everyone to feel safe and this lighting will make more areas accessible and show residents that we are on their side when it comes to listening to what they need and delivering those changes.”
Councillor Kelly Middleton, (Labour) Cabinet Member for safer & stronger communities said: “Concerns have been raised by residents living along Hinkshay Road as well as residents living in Malinslee around the issue of feeling unsafe due to the lack of lighting.
“We pleased to have been able to deliver this project through funding for the Safer & Stronger Communities project and complete it in such a short timescale too.”
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “As part of my Safer West Mercia Plan, I remain committed to ensuring communities in Telford & Wrekin are safe and feel safe.
“With the evenings drawing in, it’s especially important that communities in Dawley and Malinslee feel safe when they enjoy public spaces.
“The major street lighting project is just another example of close partnership work with Telford & Wrekin Council, through the Safer & Stronger Communities Project, which listens to communities, understands their concerns, and addresses them.”
To find out more about the Safer & Stronger Communities project, visit the website at www.telford.gov.uk/saferstronger