NEW LIGHTING will be installed by Stroud Town Council at Bank Gardens to make it safer and more accessible for people to enjoy.

The work includes installing new LED bollard lights, refurbishing the existing street lights and an updated CCTV camera has been installed.

Part of the project is being paid for by a grant from the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Streets funding.

There will be a line of lighting bollards illuminating the route through Bank Gardens, in particular the accessible route to the door into Lansdown Hall.

Mayor Stella Parkes said: "This work is ensure that Bank Gardens is more accessible and safer for everyone to use.

"Green spaces are vital for people's wellbeing and the town council is committed to making Stroud accessible, safe and welcoming.”

The work is due to be completed by the end of January.

During the work, contractors will maintain a route through the park to the church as much as possible.

The next project will be to install railings along the wall on the Lansdown side.

The date of the work has yet to be set as the council is awaiting contractors.