New lights have finally been installed along the path which runs between Woodside Road and Bittern Place. The lights have taken 2 years to arrive but are now brightly illuminating the park at night. The downside is that they only seem to be on for about one hour from 8:30am -9:30pm, which is a bit puzzling.
The lights are supposed to be on all night s the Auckland Council is to be contacted to see why the time is so restricted. It may be an error in programming.
The original submission to the Massey Community Board in 2010 was in regard to lights for the Woodside/Sunline footbridge (see story below – “Let there be light”), however it is very pleasing to see the improvement to the local reserve.
The Riverpark Action Project will continue to communicate with the council with regard to lighting for the footbridge which runs between Woodside Reserve and Sunline Avenue. The council has already improved visibility by cutting back some of the vegetation and there is a commitment to install the lighting in 2013. It is this will improve safety for those who use the bridge particularly at night.
WEDNESDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 – MEETING OF THE MASSEY COMMUNITY BOARD
Ian Miller, committee member from the Riverpark Action Group and member of Massey-Birdwood Settlers Association, presented the case for lighting for the Sunline Avenue/Woodside Road bridge, which is located in Woodside Reserve.
Massey Community Board members supported the idea and
“Agree that the installation of lights in the Riverside Reserve/Woodside Road Park be requested to be included in the Parks Programme Plan for 2011/2012”.
The Riverpark Action project were subsequently advised by John Riddell (Massey Community Board Chairman) on 1 September 2010 via email that the lights would be put into the budget for 2011/2012.
nb – You can read more about this story and the Woodside Community Garden by clicking on the link “Riverpark Action Group” to the left of this story.