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New lighting at Borough’s RC church backed by Cleaner Greener Safer scheme

The Mayor of Southwark visited the Church of the Most Precious Blood in O'Meara Street last week to turn on new external lighting funded by Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council.

New lighting at Borough’s RC church backed by Cleaner Greener Safer scheme
Cllr Charlie Smith with parish priest Fr Christopher Pearson outside the Church of the Most Precious Blood

Funding for the scheme was allocated by Cathedrals ward councillors at Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council through the Cleaner Greener Safer programme.

Councillors Adele Morris and David Noakes joined the Mayor and members of the church congregation for the official switch-on last week.

"This 'Cleaner Greener Safer' funded project has shown that the church can become a shining light again on O'Meara Street here in Borough and will put the church back in the heart of the community," said Cllr Charlie Smith, the Mayor of Southwark.

The Roman Catholic parish church, which dates from 1892, was given grade II listed status in 2014 and the new lighting design is sympathetic to the building, as well as adding lighting to the street.

The project cost 16,000 and the scheme was designed and installed by specialists from CES Church Lighting.

Applications for the 2018-19 Cleaner Greener Safer programme are now being accepted: www.southwark.gov.uk/cleanergreenersafer

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