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News - 22 June 2009

Brighter, safer and eco-friendly lighting for seafront

Madeira Drive is now a much nicer place to be at night, thanks to new environmentally-friendly lighting.

Around 30 strip lights have been installed under the Colonnades on Madeira Drive, just past Concorde 2 making this area of the seafront a safer and more enticing place to walk.

The council funded the project from the Local Transport Plan.

LED lights have been installed under the arches along with uplighters. These use less energy and require far less maintenance but still retain a strong light as well as lasting much longer than conventional types of street lighting.

Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, cabinet member for environment, said, “The distinctive arches make this an unusual and historic part of the seafront. The new lighting will make it a much more attractive and safer place to walk at night.”

The new lighting is part of a wider improvement scheme for the seafront, which includes the restoration of the bandstand and seafront shelters, and the new ‘Changing Places’ toilet for people with disabilities at the Colonnade.

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