Council's Street Lighting Team paints the town 'green'

1 February 2017

Iconic landmarks in Chester will ‘Go Green’ to support a local cancer charity campaign with the help of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Street Lighting Team.

Chester’s Eastgate clock face and Town Hall will be illuminated in a green light from Friday 3 to Sunday 12 February 2017.

The change in colour is to show support for the Let’s Go Green for Clatterbridge campaign which runs from 4 to 12 February.  Thousands of people across Merseyside and Cheshire are joining the campaign which marks the launch of the Cancer Centre’s ‘New Cancer Hospital Appeal’. The appeal will raise funds for the development of a specialist cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool and investment in their current Wirral site.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “The Eastgate clock is lit with LED technology, so it’s quite easy for our Street Lighting engineers to alter the colour.  For the Town Hall it’s just a case of swapping lamps and adding green filters to the front of the lighting units.

“I’m delighted that we are able to support Clatterbridge’s campaign in such attention-grabbing locations.”

“Previously, we have turned the Eastgate Clock face pink for Breast Cancer Awareness week and switched it off totally for Earth Hour.” More information about the campaign can be found on the Clatterbridge website or by following the hashtag #LETSGOGREEN on social media.

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