Cambridge Road lamp posts

Cambridge Road lamp posts

Steve Halliday By Steve Halliday

Ensuring Cambridge Road, B13, has good street lighting that minimises the dazzle in people's homes and gardens - and is sympathetic to the architecture of the road.

Birmingham Delivery stage

44
backers
£7,343
pledged of £7,342
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This project was funded on 21 Oct 2015!

Cambridge Rd residents have received a letter from the Council to say the only affordable street lighting are the ugly, tall thin columns that light the place up like a football stadium.

There are other options available, some are on nearby roads, but the Council says it has no more money left. So if we do nothing, we get the ugly ones.

This proposal is that residents of the road, who spend money on making their houses pleasant, could also contribute to making the street lamps more pleasant.

Some households might contribute more, some less and some not at all. But between us we can make Cambridge Road a nicer road to live on and leave a better legacy for future residents.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide heritage lighting for the Road

Why it's a great idea:

Because the lower, traditional style lamps don't shine so much into bedrooms and gardens.

And they look nicer.

Which means a better environment for us to live in now, and better when we come to sell our homes.

Steps to get it done:

  • Contribute toward the costs
  • Work collaboratively with BCC to deliver the best possible solution

If we get enough funding to make it work, then we will.

If we don't get enough, then you get your money back, and we get the standard lamp posts.

If we get more than is needed, we'll agree with you what to spend the remainder on.

Location Birmingham

Birmingham has 15 other projects and £97,200 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Council

Birmingham City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,342

Heritage lamps (Urbis) - £6,894 (94%)
Other - £449 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

94%
Heritage lamps (Urbis)
£6,894
6%
Other
£449
  • Spacehive fees
    £345
  • VAT
    £69
  • Transaction Fees
    £35

Total £7,342

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