THE Cedars car park in Uxbridge and Blyth Road car park in Hayes have been given lighting upgrades to improve safety and make them more energy efficient. 

They are the latest locations to be improved following improvements in the Grainges car park, Uxbridge, in February. 

At The Cedars, it will ensure an annual reduction of carbon emissions equivalent to around 19 transatlantic flights.

Blyth Road is a smaller location, where the primary benefit of the new lighting is to improve security. 

The lighting system is monitored remotely by the council, which can program each individual light fitting to a set brightness.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “These new lighting systems have the immediate benefit of providing well-lit spaces where people can feel safer and the longer-term benefit of reduced carbon emissions and running costs.” 

Next in line for an upgrade will be the three car parks at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge.