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Glow-in-the dark path for Fulham park

Starpath Image copyright Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Image caption The Starpath is due to be installed in William Parnell Park, in Fulham, in March

Plans have been unveiled for a glow-in-the-dark path in a west London park.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council will use a spray-on coating to light up the main route through William Parnell Park in Fulham.

The Starpath will work by absorbing UV rays during the day and releasing them at night, creating a blue glow.

The council said the changes would improve safety without the need for "costly and intrusive lighting".

Councillor Nicholas Botterill said: "As well as improving safety by lighting up one of our less well-lit parks, Starpath is environmentally sound, with no ongoing energy costs or light pollution - and it breathes new life into old pathways."

The Starpath will cost around £24,700 and is due to be installed next month.

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