Lights for school children’s route

A country councillor is requesting lights be added to a pathway used by pupils.

A DEVON County Councillor has expressed her concern that lights should be provided in Devonshire Park in Bideford.

Speaking at the Bideford Town Council meeting on Thursday, Cllr Alison Boyle said that she felt lighting should be provided on the pathway from Devonshire Park to the Westcroft Junior School.

The path is frequently used by children from the school, she explained.

She said: “It is so dark there in the evening and one doesn’t want to think about what could happen, such as if a child were to trip up.”


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Cllr Boyle said she had requested the cost of adding lighting to the pathway from the Highways Agency, but as the area currently houses private allotments the cost would be around �20,000.

She added that she would have looked to provide the lighting through her budget, but the cost was too great and now they must seek another means of providing light along the pathway.

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