Friday, November 25, 2005

Improved Street Lighting for Bedford Street

Eight new street lighting schemes are being installed across Bath and North East Somerset following requests from community groups, members of the public and the Police.

Working with the Community Safety and Drugs Partnership, Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Community Safety and Street Lighting Teams assessed and prioritised lighting from an existing list of 70 street lighting requests and eight schemes were chosen for funding. All schemes were assessed against specific community safety criteria addressing factors such as anti-social behaviour, nuisance and disorder.

Included in this, is improved lighting for Bedford Street

Work on installing the new lighting is expected to be completed by early spring.

Cllr David Dixon said, “This partnership approach to help improve the environment is an excellent example of Bath & North East Somerset Council providing communities with projects that really make a difference to people’s lives. We propose to continue to work together to increase street lighting provision where it is most needed to help community safety”.

Improvements to the physical environment have a real impact on reducing crime and disorder. Street lighting in particular is a useful crime prevention tool helping to create safer and more secure environments for communities.