News Fairfax I Placid in pink: It is hoped the pink lights being trialled in the Boulevarde carpark at Brighton-Le-Sands will soothe reckless drivers. Picture: Jane Dyson Think pink, the new calm By Siobhan Tanner The plan is the brainchild of Rock- "There is no scientific evidence or Cr Gary Green, who has a Masters dale Mayor Bill Saravinovski who studies that show pink lighting will degree in counselling, also supports ROCKDALE Council is painting the heard about a council in Lancashire, deter hoodlums, so why are we doing the idea. town pink in its latest effort to dis- England. that was considering instal- it?," Cr Nagi asked. "Several ancient cultures, including courage hoons from visiting ling the lights in trouble spots. Cr Saravinovski vehemently the Egyptians and Chinese, practised Brighton-Le-Sands. Will it work or is it just a publicity defended the idea against sceptics chromotherapy - the use of colours to The pink lights being trialled in the stunt on the back of global media and challenged them to come up with heal," Cr Green said. council's Boulevarde carpark are interest in Rockdale's Barry Manilow an alternative. "A shade known as drunk-tank pink meant to have a calming effect on experiment? "It might sound like a silly idea but is sometimes used in prisons to calm hot-blooded car hoons. Councillor Michael Nagi said there at least we are thinking outside the inmates. If successful, they will become a was no evidence to back up these square," Cr Saravinovski said. "Some sports teams even paint the common fIxture across the council conclusions and scorned the plan as "Any publicity is good because it opposing teams locker room pink to area. a "publicity stunt". brings families back into the area." help subdue them."