New £60,000 lights at Vale Park

The new LED lights in Vale Park
The new LED lights in Vale Park

Cutting-edge lighting costing £60,000 has been installed in Aylesbury’s Vale Park – and there’s more changes on the way.

Aylesbury Vale District Council says the 20 LED lights along the main footpaths will bring increased energy savings.

The lights will be dimmed during off-peak periods to maximise these savings.

The council secured £60,000 in developer contributions from the redevelopment of the Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre to install the LEDs.

They are part of the overall redevelopment of the site with a children’s play area and sports zone, larger grassed areas and footpaths, tree planting, and a new main entrance opposite the High Street already completed.

The next stage of the revamp will involve repair work to a section of the footpath that runs along the Bearbrook.

The council is also considering options to improve drainage at the park and putting plans in place to improve the skate park next year.

Councillor David Thompson, cabinet member for leisure, said: “The new LED lights will provide a clean, green source of lighting for people using the footpaths.

“We hope that these improvements also go a long way towards making people feel safer when using the park at night.”

The district council worked with Bucks County Council to install the lights.

Councillor Janet Blake, the county council’s cabinet Member for planning and transport, said: “This is an excellent piece of work by all parties.

“The introduction of the new lighting not only has minimal impact on the environment, but also has maximum impact on the park.”