Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil are set to light up a street lead­ing to a rail­way bridge in Burn­side.

Res­i­dents had been con­cerned that the bridge lead­ing to Burn­side Train Sta­tion, lo­cated on Blair­tum Drive at the cor­ner of Vic­to­ria Road, was too dark.

They were par­tic­u­larly con­cerned for peo­ple’s safety.

One res­i­dent, who lives close by said: “It got too dark at night, es­pe­cially if it was win­ter.

“It got quite tough to see where you were go­ing and some­one who was older and go­ing up the steps could eas­ily fall.

“I’m glad it’s been fixed and hope­fully it makes peo­ple feel safer”.

The sub­ject was broached at a Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing last week at Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club by Coun­cil­lor Robert Brown who was pleased to re­port that light­ing col­umns would be in­stalled.

He said: “New light­ing col­umns will be in­stalled there, it has been an is­sue for quite some time and I am glad it is go­ing to be re­solved.”

He a d of roads and trans­porta­tion at the coun­cil, Gor­don Mackay, said: “We do not own this bridge but do have re­spon­si­bil­ity for the light­ing col­umns that are lo­cated in the streets around it.

“We have in­stalled a col­umn ad­ja­cent to the bridge which will help to il­lu­mi­nate it.

“The col­umn in­stal­la­tion has now been com­pleted and the elec­tri­cal work will take place next week.”

The next meet­ing of Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will take place on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 2, at Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club on View­park Drive at 7.30pm and all are wel­come to at­tend.

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