Walkway in Prestatyn could soon be lit up


Suzanne Jordan

A SPRAY-on-coating, making walkways glow at night, could be applied to an alleyway in Prestatyn as part of tidy-up and improvement works.

The project, being led by Denbighshire County Council, will involve sprucing up Church Lane and pedestrian routes off it.

Works are expected to start next month and will consist of removing an untidy wall, rendering another block wall, tidying up bollards, fencing, dealing with litter and weeds and installing signage.

It is hoped that a glow in the dark coating will be applied to the surface of the alleyway down the side of NatWest; making the walkway appear illuminated.

Cllr James Davies said: “Since before the shopping park was opened, this area has been identified as being in need of a tidy up and finally the necessary permissions have been obtained from the relevant property owners to allow improvement works to commence.

“It will be good to see this ‘grot spot’ improved, particularly now it is being used so regularly by shoppers. I hope that the improvements should encourage even more of those parked in the shopping park to wander through to the High Street and Nant Hall Road.

“It is intended that the surface of the alleyway down the side of NatWest will be coated with a glow-in-the dark material.”

The spray on coating called Starpath has been invented by Pro-Teq and is applied in three layers; a middle aggregate stage absorbs UV energy during the day which is then released as a blue glow when it is dark.

Cllr Davies added: “The coating will highlight this route on dark evenings and by doing so will I hope ensure that it is given priority for regular maintenance, even though it is not owned by the council.”

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