An agreement has been reached between Swansea University Students’ Union, Swansea University, and Swansea Council to install more lighting in Singleton Park. This comes after students have raised concerns over safety and the ability to see their surroundings while walking through the park.
The Students’ Union and University have agreed to joint-fund the installation of the new lighting which will run along the southward walkway towards the beach. As part of the work, an ecological survey has been conducted and approval given to the project. Work will begin on the new lighting this June and is estimated to be completed by the end of July.
Welfare Officer, Liza Leibowitz, said “This is excellent news for Swansea University students and the local community too. I’m so pleased that after years of continued student feedback, we have managed to reach this agreement. These new lights will provide an added level of safety assurance for students and our local neighbours. I’d like to thank the work of SU Officers past and present for their work over the years on delivering this project, and the students for giving us the feedback that has allowed us to reach this point. Swansea Council have also been extremely helpful, they’ve done all the groundwork and supported us tremendously. They’ve ensured the lighting is environmentally friendly and won’t impact the eco system in the park which is great. I hope the new lighting will provide an added level of reassurance for students while they are a part of our community.”
Greg Ducie, Director of Estates and Campus Services at Swansea University said:
“The safety of our community is our utmost priority and we are really pleased this project to light up a portion of the park is coming to fruition. The improved lighting will support the safety measures we have put in place, including safety app Safezone, to ensure our students and staff can enjoy the outstanding experience we offer here at Swansea, both on and off campus”.