Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Newbiggin

Northumberland County County is intending to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints across Northumberland, including in Newbiggin by the Sea.

The Council has been awarded £222,510 from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) which will support the installation of 75 new 11 kW on-street charge points across the county, specifically for the benefit of residents who do not have access to private off-street parking.
The highways team at the Council is currently assessing suitable locations for these chargepoints that meet several requirements including grid connectivity and Council-owned land. Once the highways team has found the most appropriate locations, more details will be available.

Northumberland County Council has declared a ‘climate emergency’ pledging to half its carbon footprint by 2025 and make Northumberland carbon neutral county by 2030.
Greener and more sustainable transport is a key part of this ambition, and they plan to have all 75 chargers installed across the county in the financial year 2023-2024 to help improve the
infrastructure for cleaner car journeys in the county.

Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council is also looking at what we can do at a local level.  Join the discussion tonight at 7pm at St. Bartholomew’s Church Centre where there will be a presentation by Senior Climate Change Project Officer Nick Johnson and an opportunity to work with the town council on practical solutions to make Newbiggin Carbon Neutral.

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