Efforts to cut Swindon Borough Council’s energy usage and emissions will be discussed by councillors this week.

Members of the the authority’s communities and place oversight and scrutiny committee are due to receive a report saying the council will change its street lighting to dimmed LED bulbs.

And there will be another report and discussion into the provision of electric vehicle charging points in the borough.

The street lighting report says it is the single largest requirement the council has for energy at approximately one third of the total consumption and a major component of its energy costs and carbon footprint.

It adds all non-LED lights will be replaced across the borough in an 18-month project which starts in March this year. It is expected to save around £500,000 per year.

It is hoped it will also cut carbon emissions.

The meeting begins at 6pm tomorrow at the council offices in Euclid Street.