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25th Jun, 2022

Black Path to be lit up by new safety measures

NEW safety measures are to be installed along a popular pedestrian route in Rugby.

Following a site assessment, two CCTV cameras will be installed along the Black Path, which connects Wood Street to Technology Drive via a footbridge over the railway line.

One camera will cover the footbridge, with another further down the Black Path. Both will be multi-lensed, so will be able to see in both directions.

Lighting will also be installed along the underside of the ramps which lead up to the bridge.

In October, a joint funding bid was made to the Home Office Safer Streets Funding scheme by Warwickshire County Council (WCC), Rugby Borough Council (RBC), and Warwickshire Police, after the Black Path was identified as a priority area for this funding.

Warwickshire Police has also confirmed that extra patrols will take place in the area.

Coun Ram Srivastava, who represents Newbold and Brownsover Ward at Rugby Borough Council, said: “I am particularly happy about the improved safety measures. I want to thank the police, RBC and WCC for the work they have done.

“The new lights and CCTV will mean people will feel safer walking at night, and the extra patrols are welcome too.”

Both the cameras and the lighting are due to be installed by the end of March.

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