Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Parker's Piece Lighting Project

Cambridge City Council is proposing the installation of 6 new ‘heritage style’ lighting columns on Parker’s Piece, after a consultation in early 2013 revealed strong support for additional lighting, and that the space is perceived as unsafe at night time.

The proposed columns have been designed to be sympathetic to the historic unobstructed character of the Piece, and minimise ‘competition’ with the central listed lighting column known as ‘Reality Checkpoint’.

A public consultation will run until 8 November 2013, so you can have your say on the proposals. Visit the Council’s website at www.cambridge.gov.uk/parkers-piece-lighting-project for more details including how to comment.

The Executive Councillor for Public Place, Cllr Andrea Reiner said;

“This proposed lighting scheme is in response to the clear desire for additional lighting of the Piece, providing a much greater feeling of safety, thereby improving accessibility for many users of this key public open space.”

Following this consultation, a decision will be taken by the Executive Councillor for Public Places as to whether to proceed with the scheme. If approved, the lighting would be installed in January 2014.