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New Lighting in Town Centre Street

6 August 2019 Local News


An area of Newcastle town centre that has been in the dark is to be illuminated with new and improved lighting. Market Lane links Hassell Street to the Ironmarket, and is often used by people on a night out to reach other venues. However, some of the lighting that covers part of Market Lane is inadequate or not working at all. Thanks to a local collaboration, the area will very soon be illuminated properly at night.

The project will cost £3,600, with 50 per cent funded by the Proceeds of Crime Fund, an initiative by Staffordshire Commissioner Matthew Ellis to support local community projects. The fund is made up of assets and money seized from criminals in Staffordshire under the ‘Proceeds of Crime Act’. It’s all about hitting criminals where it hurts and helping communities where it matters. The rest of the funding will be covered by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Newcastle BID and Newcastle South Locality Action Partnership.


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