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Innovative bat friendly lighting, Gloucester

  • Lecture
  • Gloucester
  • 28 January 2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Innovative bat friendly lighting, Gloucester

About this event

The LED lights, which emit a red glow, provide a bat crossing on the A4440, near to Warndon Wood nature reserve. The lights are being introduced because of a new controlled crossing being installed. The new crossing is suitable for pedestrians, cyclists and those using mobility scooters and has been installed to improve connectivity between the Worcester Six Business Park, Warndon Villages and the city centre.

Some species of bat are light shy and will not cross roads lit by white lights, which can stop them accessing food supplies and water. With the red lights, the bats behave normally, feeding and moving through their habitats, just as they would in the dark. The adapted lighting being used may look a little different at first to humans using the area at night but the colour of the lights has been through stringent testing and adheres to all safety requirements.

Similar lighting schemes in the Netherlands have proved successful, helping to preserve bat species and other nocturnal wildlife.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Cheltenham & Gloucester City Club meeting. The Council Chamber is accessed from the rear of the main Shire Hall building, off the Councillors Car Park in Bearland. Go up the steps to the double doors. These will be open from 6pm.

Programme

6.00-6.30pm - Refreshments will be available and a chance to network/get news of other ICE events
6.30-7.30pm - Lecture
7.30-8.00pm - Questions and notices

Speakers

Stuart Morton

Stuart Morton

Forward thinking engineer with a manufacturing and consultancy background. Worked on a variety of projects; PFI’s, major infrastructure projects; HS2, A14 C2H and Smart Mortorways through to lots of local authority schemes; S38 & S278’s etc and even tunnel schemes.

Cody Levine

Cody Levine

Cody leads a team of ecologists and environmental managers at Worcestershire County Council. Having experience in the public, private, academic and voluntary sectors, Cody has a particular interest in using land-use planning and Green Infrastructure to help defragment the natural environment and deliver benefits for wildlife and people.

Event venue

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
Gloucester
Gloucester GL1 2TG
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]

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