Dean’s Close bridge has lights installed
29 September, 2020 / by Matt Smith
Hounslow Council has installed lighting along the bridge which links Deans Close to Ernest Gardens, after some five years of lobbying by local residents, and the Grove Park Group.
The darkness of the railway bridge has long been a source of anxiety for residents when crossing on dark evenings.
On 24 October 2015, prompted by local residents, there was a site meeting on the Deans Close Bridge, attended by the MP for Brentford & Isleworth – Ruth Cadbury, local councillors, residents and the Grove Park Group.
The matter was settled when the Leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran, said that LB Hounslow would pay for the lights and after some public reminders from the Grove Park Group, the Council’s Transport, Parking & Environmental Strategy Department were finally able to install the lights on 21 September 2020, with them becoming operational on Thursday 24 September.
After the consultation in October 2019, the Council released this statement:
‘The Deans Lane footbridge was one of the hotspot locations, with a high level of shared concern over poor personal safety due to lack of lighting and poor maintenance. The council has been working on a new lighting scheme at the bridge which is due to be installed this summer. Further consideration will be given to improving the access to the bridge once this scheme is completed.’