North Lincolnshire Council’s innovative lighting project in Church Square is now complete and to celebrate, we are lighting up Church Square in bright green for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

The £45,000 project has seen colour-changeable LED energy efficient lights installed to light up Church Square House, the Humber UTC and the former St John’s Church (now part of 20-21 Visual Arts Centre).

The scheme improves the night-time visuals in the area – enabling more evening events and enhancing public safety – and ties in with the council’s ambitious £60m improvement plans for Scunthorpe town centre.

The Church Square lighting project has been funded through planning contributions secured to improve Scunthorpe town centre and so the improvements come at no cost to local taxpayers.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“It is fantastic to see this lighting project completed in Church Square; this represents another step towards our vision for Scunthorpe town centre.

“It makes perfect sense to choose green as our first colour to light up Church Square and celebrate North Lincolnshire hosting stage three of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in September.”

One hundred and twenty professional cyclists are gearing up to race all around North Lincolnshire for this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Tuesday 5 September. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is the UK’s largest free to watch sporting event and is set to attract thousands of spectators to North Lincolnshire.

The North Lincolnshire stage will start at Normanby Hall Country Park and finish by Central Park in Scunthorpe after a gruelling 111-mile route covering most of the area’s towns and villages.

You can find full details of Stage Three in North Lincolnshire here, including an interactive map and full route timings.

You can also follow North Lincolnshire’s own Tour of Britain social media accounts using the below links: