Knowsley Council is working with Tay Valley Lighting (TVL) to carry out a multi-million pound revamp of the borough’s street lighting.
Work is scheduled to commence in Cherryfield, Kirkby in April. This project will also contribute to the wider £200 million regeneration of the town centre.
Members of the community in the Cherryfield area are invited to attend a consultation event being held on Thursday 28 February at Kirkby Sports College, Bracknell Avenue, Kirkby. Representatives from both Knowsley Council and TVL will be on-hand to answer any questions residents may have regarding the work that will be taking place.
The event will start at 6.15pm and will 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.
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 Cherryfield community to go along to the consultation event to see what the project will involve and how it will benefit them.”
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 latest technology being used will feature the ability to vary the level of lighting and reduce the level of CO2 emissions. Brighter lighting will also assist in the reduction of crime and night-time traffic accidents, as well as making CCTV images clearer. Improved visibility will help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists feel safer.