‘Public lighting is inadequate’
The arrival of winter time has brought the issue of public lighting to the forefront in the areas of Ballisodare, Ballintogher and Collooney, according to Cllr Thomas Healy.
Cllr Healy described the public lighting at various places to be inadequate, particularly now as shorter evenings have set in for the coming months.
“Residents have approached me about their safety concerns in a number of places,” Cllr Healy told the November meeting of Sligo County Council.“The old style lighting at the community centre in Ballintogher needs to be upgraded to a LED type bulb whilst lighting urgently needs to be provided at the playground. Similarly the pedestrian route to the railway station in Collooney has very intermittent lighting and needs to be upgraded as a public safety measure.
“In Ballisodare the lights are obscured by overgrown trees on the route to Corhownagh Church whilst the pedestrian island crossing to Cloondara is completely inadequate also. Public lighting is a necessity for communities to enhance safety but it also serves as a crime deterrent and a reassurance measure.”
Director of Infrastructure, Environment and Fire Services Tom Kilfeather said a review will be commissioned but said money is “very limited.”
Ballisodare Main Street.