Date published: 14 January 2019
There is a buzz in Gainsborough as West Lindsey District Council has successfully installed two electric vehicle charging points, thanks to a Government grant.
As previously reported, the Energy Saving Trust awarded the grant, to support the purchase and installation of two new 22 kilowatt chargers in Gainsborough’s Roseway Car Park.
Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr Sheila Bibb was delighted to see that the electric vehicle charge points had been installed, she said: “I am very pleased to see the completed installation of the electric vehicle charge points – it is a positive step towards encouraging greener transportation within West Lindsey. I would urge residents with electric vehicles to make good use of these new charge points.”
The electric charge points are now available for motorists to use for 30 pence per Kilowatt hour (pkwh).
Matt Eastwood, Head of Transport from Energy Saving Trust said: “We’re pleased that West Lindsey District Council have been awarded funding through the on-street-residential chargepoint scheme. The installation of these charge points will support the electrification of transport by enabling local residents to make the switch to low emission electric vehicles.”
The new charge points will be a welcome feature within the recently refurbished Roseway Quarter.
Luke Matthews, who has recently been appointed as Parking Management Officer at West Lindsey District Council, has worked closely on the project to install the new charge points. He said: “This is an exciting step for Gainsborough and for West Lindsey, as it puts a focus on Gainsborough at the forefront of renewable energy, and paves the way for more environmentally friendly transportation.
“The charge points will be available for customers to use when parked in Roseway Car Park for a small fee of 30 pence per Kilowatt hour (pkwh).
“And don’t forget that if you are just popping into Gainsborough town centre for a quick visit – you can take advantage of the council’s one hour free parking in all council owned car parks.”
For a detailed map of Gainsborough’s car parks, number of spaces and charging tariffs, please visit the website here: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/carparks/
Motorists using the one hour free will still need to collect a ticket from the machines and place it in their vehicles to display, this includes those people who pay by phone.
The free hour parking is part of the council’s car parking strategy, which plans to increase the number of spaces available in Gainsborough by 43% over the next two years.
In addition, car parking permits are now back on sale – to purchase one please contact Customer Services on 01427 676676 or call into the Guildhall at Marshall’s Yard.
Full details can be found here: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/parkingpermits/.
Motorists are also reminded that they can park in Riverside Car Park, the pay and display car park at the site of the former Lidl supermarket site overlooking the River Trent. The council purchased the site as part of the regeneration and car park strategy to increase the parking capacity available for shoppers to use.