Views sought on electric charging points

Published: 02 May 2019

Monmouthshire County Council, along with the other four Gwent local authorities, is conducting a feasibility study on the need for more electric vehicle charging points across the county.  The council wants to hear the views of local residents on the need for such a service and locations where they could be placed.  Findings from the feasibility study will help the council plan future provision for the county.

 Councillor Bryan Jones, the council’s cabinet member for county operations said: “To have more electric vehicle charging points across Monmouthshire will help us work towards a greener, cleaner environment”.

 Residents in Monmouthshire are asked to contact the council if they have a current need for charging or would consider switching to an electric vehicle if on-street charging was available.    

Councillor Jones continued: “Would you consider swopping to an electric vehicle if there were more charging points across Monmouthshire?  We are particularly keen to hear from residents who have or are considering an electric car but who cannot park or charge off-street near their property.”

 Residents across Gwent are being encouraged to complete an online survey available via www.getinvolved.torfaen.gov.uk  residents will be asked to select which county borough they live and will be asked to include their postcode when responding so that local authorities can understand where most demand exists.

 This information will be used as evidence to support funding opportunities.

The deadline for responses is 20th May.

 For more information and to provide feedback call Rural Programmes Coordinator Mark Lloyd on 01633 644865 or email MarkLloyd@monmouthshire.gov.uk