Council agrees to give electric cars a boost

Daventry could soon have an electric vehicle charging point installed after councillors backed the scheme on Thursday.

Daventry District Council’s strategy group discussed the proposal to install a charging point for electric vehicles at the town’s Lodge Road car park.

Funding for the £7,200 project is being sought from Cenex, which administers the Government’s Plugged in Places scheme in the Midlands, and proposed sponsorship from Great Central Plastics in Woodford Halse.

Cllr Daniel Cribbin, portfolio holder for environment at DDC, said: “The proposed electric vehicle charging point is intended to further strengthen our environmental commitments that target a reduction in carbon emissions, while also giving the chance to support existing owners and encourage those who many be considering purchasing electric cars.

“Through grant funding and commercial sponsorship this initiative will not cost the council and, if approved, its usage would be assessed after an initial three-year period.”