Let there be light – in Daisybank
Pedestrians in part of Abingdon can look forward to a lighter journey now the dark nights have drawn in!
Two new street lights have been installed in Abingdon off the Radley Road to illuminate a previously gloomy path running to and from the Daisy Bank estate. The pathway is used by commuters using the nearby bus route and by children and parents from local primary schools.
The installation, costing £5,600, was carried out in response to concerns raised by residents over personal safety and fear of crime.
The initiative was jointly funded by Abingdon Town Council and South and Vale Community Safety Partnership. Both lights will be part night operating to minimise the carbon foot print and will be maintained by Oxfordshire County Council.
Councillor Matthew Barber, leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “The path is very popular but can be quite intimidating in the dark.
“By working together the community safety partnership and town council have come up with a simple and effective solution as well as the money to make it happen.”
Cllr Sandy Lovatt, leader of Abingdon Town Council, said: "This will allow parents and children to get to and from the school safely and commuters to take a convenient route to the bus stop. This is especially important in the winter months when visibility and the weather present additional hazards."