The council has been urged to raise their lighting standards amid calls for brighter lights in Letterkenny’s Bernard McGlinchey Town Park.
Walkers have complained about poor lighting in the winter evenings, but the council has this week insisted that the lighting is adequate.
Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh highlighted local walkers’ concerns at a meeting of the Letterkenny-Milford MD on Tuesday. However, the response from the council said: “The current lux levels for lighting within the Bernard Mc Glinchey Town Park is well within the standard for pedestrians as well as CCTV coverage.”
Cllr Kavanagh asked the council to review the matter. “We should be raising our standards for our town park. It’s a fabulous facility and the council can be proud of it,” he said.
Cllr Kavanagh said walkers have said they were afraid of falling or slipping on leaves in dark areas in the park.
People are saying the lights are too dim for a reason, Cllr Kavanagh said, as he suggested that the council should change the lights or put in brighter bulbs in the area.
“I would invite anybody to go for a walk in the evening time and tell me it’s not too dark,” he said.
Cllr Kavanagh also asked the council to refresh the one-way markings on the park path, which were put in place for Covid-19 safety, but have since faded.