Lights Are On For Reading Between The Lines…

Second letter in 3.5 years from our County Councillor

‘With the County Council elections dark nights drawing closer in, I am pleased to bring some good news about street lighting. I have obtained nearly £40,000 of your money worth of additional lighting and upgrades for Barlborough. This will bring better lighting to various parts of the village.

The work will begin in the next couple of weeks with the replacement of the decrepit concrete lamp posts lamps on High Street/bulbs in the street lights on Slayley View Road. The advantages of this Green Agenda are  :

  1. Brighter and more energy efficient lighting
  2. Less light pollution
  3. The new bulbs are cheaper, more reliable and have a longer life
  4. Improved colour recognition for community safety purposes
  5. The new bulbs are smaller so less packaging, less waste, less storage and less transportation miles every little helps, the 44 lamp posts on Slayley View Road will make a difference

£10,000 has been allocated to install new lighting on Slayley Green footpath hooray – all previous requests have been stonewalled. This will be of great benefit to pedestrians and will improve safety which is precisely why it is needed. Design work on this is about to start and I will keep you informed of likely dates for new lights to be fitted.

If you would like to contact me on this or any other Derbyshire County Council issues I will be pleased to hear from you.

Best wishes…’

Other Derbyshire County Council issues for consideration please:

1. Cultivation license for the M1 roundabout and the eyesore of a central reservation leading into Barlborough – so this main gateway to the village can be sponsored and improved. If Nottingham and Sheffield can manage it, so can Derbyshire.

2.  Concrete lamp posts replacing in the centre of the village, so we can have floral displays and Christmas lights on them.

3. Ruthyn Avenue made one-way to solve the parking problems in that area….


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