Pride In Your High Street
Newport Town Council
Pride In Your High Street Fund Benefits Newport High
Newport Town Council are pleased to announce that in
conjunction with Telford & Wrekin Council it has been able to finance some
much needed works on Stafford Street Car Park with the intention of improving
the area and making it safer.
The Car park is owned and maintained by Telford &
Wrekin Council and the Town Council became aware of plans to remark much of the
car park and improve some of the lighting.
However, during consultation it became evident that some of the desired
outcomes would not be able to be undertaken without additional funding. Newport Town Council were keen to see the
lighting upgraded with the columns being made so that they could house CCTV and
that the column that had CCTV attached to it for a number of years be relocated
in order that the current CCTV could provide 360 degree coverage of the car
park. Newport Town Council felt that
improved lighting and more versatile use of CCTV would provide a safer
environment for shoppers and others using the area as a thoroughfare and as
such contribute positively to the economy of Newport. Furthermore, it was considered that a partial
makeover would reduce the positive impact of the project. The Town Council therefore agreed that it
would provide additional funding of £10,000 of which £7,500 would be provided
through the Telford & Wrekin Council Pride in Your High Street Fund.
The work undertaken by Telford & Wrekin to repaint
and reconfigure the Stafford Street Car Park along with the funding to update
the lighting and make it suitable to house CCTV has resulted in an improved
gateway to the High Street shopping area and increase in public safety both of
which are considered to provide a positive contribution to the economic
viability of the High Street retail area.
Image 1: Shows the
original position of the lamp that is home to the CCTV – it demonstrates that
the McCarthy Stone development blocks the sight of the area of the car park
behind the newsagent and pizza parlour.
Images 2 and 3:
Showing the lamp post in its new position where it now has an
unobstructed view of the entire car park.
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Image 4: Shows the unattractive and non-CCTV suitable lamp
post at the lower part of the Car Park.
Image 5: shows the side access road/path with only one lamp providing lighting along
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Images 6 and 7: show the refurbished access road/path which
now has 3 lamps along its length.
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