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uplighting on the front of the Colchester East Hants Public Library

The Town of Truro maintains the uplighting on the front of the Colchester East Hants Public Library (CEHPL) located in Truro Civic Square at 754 Prince Street. Organizations may request that the library be illuminated in specific colours to promote a special day or cause.

Below you will find information on how to submit a request, the approval process, and a list of conditions under which requests will not be considered.

Application Process:

To have your request for lighting considered, please provide the following information by email to the contact below at least three weeks prior to the requested lighting date.

  • The nature of the cause.
  • History and background of the organization/cause.
  • The requested date for the lighting. (Dates are subject to availability and there may be circumstances where only partial requests may be granted).
  • The requested colour(s) for the lighting (Please note these are programmed with RBG codes and specific colours may not be available and/or may not be reflected accurately against the building).
  • A web link to more information on our organization.
  • Organization representative’s contact information (from the requesting organization).

Please send your request either by email or mail. Any incomplete applications may be delayed in processing and affect final approval.

Approval Process:

Approvals for lighting requests are at the sole discretion of the Town of Truro and are not subject to appeal or negotiation.

Applicants will receive a written response stating whether or not their request has been approved prior to the requested date for the lighting.

If a lighting request is approved, the library will be illuminated from dusk to dawn the following day.

Lighting requests are approved on an individual basis. There is no guarantee of ongoing or future request approvals.

Disqualifying conditions:

Lighting requests will not be considered if any of the following are true:

  • matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction,
  • events or organizations with no direct impact or connection to the Town of Truro,
  • campaigns or events contrary to Town policies or bylaws,
  • anything that contravenes Town policies or bylaws,
  • campaigns intended for profit-making purposes,
  • private or personal events.

Completed applications should be sent to the contact below. All questions about the process should also be directed to:

Josée Gallant,
Administration and Communications Coordinator

(902) 893-6090
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