North Tyneside cuts it's energy bills


High-efficiency LED lights have been installed by Capita at The Parks Sports Centre in North Shields. The lighting was replaced to help North Tyneside meet it's energy saving targets.

LEDs have also been installed at The White Swan Centre in Killingworth, Waves in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth Pool. This cost the council £76,000 but they believe it will result in a saving of £27,000 a year.

The next places to go LED will be The Oxford Centre in Longbenton, The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth, Howdon Children's Centre and the Riverside Children's Centre in North Shields.

Cabinet member for sustainable development, Councillor John Stirling, said: "As a council we've set ourselves an ambitious target to reduce the emissions of our buildings by 34% by next year.The introduction if LED lighting is playing a key part in our efforts. The work doesn't stop here - we have well advanced plans to install LED lighting at more of our buildings later this year."

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