Councillor says “Let there be light”


Councillor David Barton has confirmed that work to repair the street lighting on Castle Walk has been carried out.

Councillor Barton first asked the relevant council department to become involved last November after meetings with many local residents.

He said: “I am delighted to report that the lighting on Castle Walk is now back to normal.

“It was around November time last year that I was approached by several local residents who had issues with the fact that the lights were not working properly.

“For many people, particularly the elderly the darkness can be an intimidating and unfriendly place.

“I’m therefore happy to report that the relevant council departments have helped resolve this issue.

“I would like to thank them for their help and their prompt response. There is also a fair amount of young families that live in the Castle Walk area and this will be a relief to them too.

“This is a great example of the local community working in line with the council and achieving a result which benefits us all.”


If you would like to speak to him about this or any other issue he holds surgeries for residents every third Saturday of the month at the Atkinson Arts Centre on Lord Street to assist residents with any local issues or neighbourhood concerns.

Dukes Ward covers the Western part of Birkdale and Hillside along with the town centre itself.


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