CHESHIRE East Council is investing a further £5 million into borough street lighting.

Following the upgrade of 21,000 in east Cheshire over the past two years, CEC will now seek to convert street lighting into LED this year.

Main traffic routes have already been upgraded, as well as street lighting in some residential areas throughout the borough.

Cllr David Brown, CEC deputy leader, said: “These latest upgrades form part of our ongoing work to invest and improve east Cheshire’s road network.

“These new lights are more energy efficient and they also help make people in our communities safer.”

The next street lighting produces a white light, which improves visibility and colour to help maintain safety for residents.

Installation will also reduce the council’s carbon footprint and will deliver annual savings on street lighting energy consumption in excess of 40 per cent.