Davyhulme Labour councillors have backed a green initiative that is light years ahead of competitors following the installation of solar powered lampposts in their ward.

Councillors Barry Winstanley and Sue Maitland have warmly welcomed the hybrid streetlights located on Woodbridge Road.

The lights, supplied by ‘Signify’, are expected to use 75pc less energy than standard LED streetlights.

A key pledge by Trafford Labour was to invest millions into making the borough greener and cleaner for everyone who lives, works, and visits.

This innovative scheme is just one of several eco-friendly projects the authority has launched as it strives to meet net zero by 2038.

Cllrs Barry Winstanley and Sue Maitland said: “We are delighted to welcome this greener technology that will see the lampposts run on natural light for nine months of the year.

“Trafford Labour is leading the way by taking every opportunity to switch to more greener sources of energy.

“And it’s also incredible that we are one of the first authorities in the country to introduce this environmentally friendly technology.

“We must look for cleaner ways to light our streets, heat our homes, and travel around more sustainably if we are going to meet our 2038 target.

“We are all feeling the impact of climate change – so we must do all we can to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the planet for future generations.”

There are also plans to trial another ‘fully-solar’ streetlight that has a sensor built in and switches on when someone is within 15ft meaning huge amounts of energy are saved.

Just last month, it was announced that two dozen cutting-edge electric vehicle charge points will go live across Trafford throughout the summer.

These ‘ultra-rapid’ and ‘rapid charging’ points add to the already-existing 41 charging points across the region.

Last year One Trafford Partnership also introduced 17 electric vehicles to its fleet, which save nearly 21 tonnes of carbon per annum.