Lovers Walk lighting trial scrapped

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Residents, cyclists and university students said that they hadn’t been consulted and feared that the proposed scheme would put more lives at risk.

Following a two-month consultation it was decided to scrap a planned trial to switch off the lights, which was due to start shortly.

The council and police yesterday pledged to make the pathway safer, but refused to commit to improving the lighting, installing CCTV or increasing patrols.

For now, the lights will remain on and overgrown shrubs will be removed along the designated cycle path that links Burgess Road with Highfield Avenue.

The council will also look further at plans to better signpost alternative routes.

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