I have requested Kildare County Council to carry out an audit on street lighting in various areas of Kildare yet on a number of occasions, only a few locations have seen increased lighting. I felt that that street lighting should be a high priority for the council in 2018 and welcomed the announcement of the internal public lighting group in Kildare County Council.
Although the Council made progress with the internal public lighting group this year, the lack of lighting is once again prevailing across the town of Newbridge. I was walking on the Standhouse road recently and couldn’t believe the darkness at 8:30pm.
The Green Road, Eyre Street and Morristown Road are all lacking in adequate lighting. We must ensure people feel safe in our town and one way to do that is by having public lighting so they can see. I have requested that more funding be allocated from the council 2019 budget for installation of more public lights.
Public safety around the town is vital and must be prioritised by Kildare County Council.