Lighting up Limavady!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Lighting up Limavady! thumbnailProposed Christmas lighting at the Limavady council offices.

THE LIMAVADY area looks set to benefit from a 250,000 upgrade to their outdoor festive lights in time for Christmas this year. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Environmental Services Committee agreed on the move at their June meeting after hearing that the town is the only one in the borough not to receive a revamp.
Since April 2015, the council has embarked on a programme of upgrades to existing festive lighting in the area, with major work carried out last year, the meeting heard on Tuesday, June 6.
The work has been undertaken to improve the electrical infrastructure, replace lights that are no longer fit for purpose, provide modern LED lighting and comply with latest electrical legislation.
Last year, significant work was undertaken in Ballycastle along with improvements to Coleraine, Garvagh, Ballymoney, Portrush, Portstewart and Bushmills.
Officers had brought two options to the meeting, option one, that they continue with the existing lights or option two, that they spend 243,363 on an upgrade, that would include work in Limavady, Dungiven and Ballykelly and continue to seek external funding to offset the cost.
Proposing option two, the DUP Councillor Ian Stevenson said it was only fair that Limavady should get a revamp.


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