Palmer demands action on Lagan Valley lighting

Jenny Palmer.  Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Jenny Palmer. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Stormont has been asked to set aside ‘dedicated funding’ to deal with the street and road lighting across Lagan Valley.

The plea comes from Mrs Jenny Palmer, an Ulster Unionist Assembly candidate in the constituency who was concerned at the possibility of low lighting creating ‘no go’ areas.

Mrs Palmer said: “Road safety should not simply be limited to fixing dangerous potholes in roads. The Executive needs to ensure there is effective cash available to provide clear lighting, not just in specific parts of the Lagan Valley constituency, but right across the region.

“I do not want to see a situation emerging where some of our roads and streets become almost ‘no go’ areas in the evening or at night because of inadequate lighting.

“I want action, not meaningless phrases, to categorically ensure that any roads, streets or junctions do not become potential accident blackspots because of poor lighting.”