Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD, Frank O’Rourke, has been informed by Kildare County Council that funding has been secured and  ring-fenced for the installation of Ornamental Lighting on the Main Street in Celbridge.

“I met with Kildare County Council and they informed me that funding will now be provided for the New Ornamental Lighting in Celbridge. The ornamental, decorative lighting will replace the current street lighting all along the Main Street and will improve the overall aesthetics of the town and remove the last of the overhead ESB cables’ stated Deputy O’Rourke.

“I have worked with many community groups and in particular with Celbridge Tidy Towns Committee, to improve the aesthetic of the town in recent years. The installation of Ornamental lighting on the main street will dramatically improve the look of the town.”

“I have been given a commitment by the Council management that this project will be commencing in the next couple of months once all the details etc. are in place. It may be subject to a public consultation process due to the scale of the projects. We need work to start on this project as soon as possible”

‘Overall we are making progress; we have removed all the Eircom poles and wires on the main street. Celbridge has benefited from the Town Enhancement scheme and now funding has been secured for this important project, which will see the old street lighting and the remaining overhead cables on the main street been removed.’ continued Deputy O’Rourke.

“I know this project was first brought to the attention of Kildare County Council over 25 years ago by the Tidy Towns. I am delighted that the focused approach that we adopted to secure this funding has now worked. It is important that Celbridge secures its fair share of funding, given the population now living in the town and the importance of having a vibrant town centre and I want to thank Kildare County Council and their officials, the Celbridge Tidy Towns and Cllr Michael Coleman for all their work with me in securing funding for this project. ” concluded Deputy O’Rourke.