Bright idea for light-up paths needs more work

Friends group says no plans to use tech­nol­ogy

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

The Friends of Holt­spur Park group has been look­ing into the idea of putting in place a spe­cial kind of il­lu­mi­nated tar­mac which would light up the path­ways around the park at night time.

How­ever, the idea has been put on hold un­til more work is done to find out about costs and how the tech­nol­ogy would work.

Paul Cor­nelius, of the Friends of Holt­spur Park group, said: “Ap­par­ently some­one has in­vented a type of tar­mac that can light up an area with­out elec­tric light­ing, might de­ter van­dals.

“It was an in­ter­est­ing idea but it needed a lot more work be­fore it could even be con­sid­ered, so there are no firm pro­pos­als.

“There are cur­rently no plans to in­tro­duce it at Holt­spur Park.”

He added that park users and nearby res­i­dents would also be con­sulted be­fore any de­ci­sion was taken.

The Friends of Holt­spur Park group and Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil has been work­ing to­gether in a bid to im­prove the park.

New equip­ment for young­sters was put in place there ear­lier this year, in­clud­ing a play­ground, and new seat­ing ar­eas in mem­ory of Bob Rus­sell, who had been chair­man of Holt­spur Youth Club.

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Last year, an out­door gym area was opened at the site, which has proved pop­u­lar with park users.

The group is now in the process of fur­ther fund rais­ing to make more im­prove­ments at the park.

Would you be in favour of il­lu­mi­nated path­ways be­ing put in place in Holt­spur Park? What else would you like to see placed there in the fu­ture?

Email our let­ters page to tell us your views at buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth. co.uk.

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