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Havering plugs in towards greener borough

Published: Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Havering Council will be installing over 140 charging points across the borough next year to help support residents with electric vehicles.

The programme will see 68 charge points installed in 12 Council-owned car parks and 80 at on- street parking bays.

The specific locations are still being finalised, charging points are expected to be in operation from early summer 2023.

Funding for this comes from the Government On-Street Residential Charging Scheme (ORCS) grant, following successful lobbying from the Council.

It means that many of the charging points will be in areas where residents don’t have the option to charge at their homes.

On-street charge points would be put into lamppost columns, ensuring residents can charge vehicles conveniently as possible.

Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“We know the environmental benefits that electric vehicles can bring for our borough.

"This includes helping to improve air quality and reducing carbon emissions.

“This is the latest example of our commitment to reducing carbon in our borough.

"It is in line with our adopted Climate Change Action Plan and supporting our residents in doing the same.”