Funding for new electric car charging points welcomed by Falmouth councillors

  Posted: 20.10.21 at 12:06 by Joseph Macey

us on Facebook

  See our new Community section



Cornwall is set to receive a funding boost for the installation of new electric car charging points.

The money is from EU match funding that will put 150 electric charging points in Cornwall Council car parks.

The move has been welcomed by Falmouth Town Council members as the town currently has one charger in Quarry car park.

Cornwall Councillor for Falmouth Penwerris Jayne Kirkham said the town was poorly underserved for public electric car chargers, and this would benefit residents/visitors in the town.

Jayne continued:

"If people knew they could come and enjoy Falmouth town centre and simultaneously ‘fill up’ their car, I think it would encourage people here.

Falmouth's Jayne Kirkham has welcomed the funding for new car charging points.

"There is often a queue for the ones at Quarry car park and we need more there, which is a long stay car park convenient for the town centre, or at the other end of town at Grove Place car park or the Dell.

"You could visit the Maritime Museum, the art gallery, the library, go on a boat trip, have a meal and do some shopping while you charge. If there were some at Gyllyngvase car park you could even go to the beach."

She added:

"It is crazy that in the biggest town in Cornwall we still only have one public location where you can charge your car. That needs to change and this EU matchfunded scheme looks like a perfect opportunity."

Falmouth Town Manager Richard Gates commented:

"It is really important that the types of charging points are correct for the area/car park. Rapid charging points enable more cars to be charged in a shorter time."

See the latest news on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Like this article? Sign up to our weekly newsletter...
Falmouth and Penryn residents can now easily see how many Coronavirus cases there are in the area. A government interactive map has been launched w...
Read more...

Upcoming Falmouth Event...

Late night shopping Terrace Gallery

Join us for our last late-night Christmas shopping event and 10% off all our gifts, jewellery, cards and prints. Come in a get warm while you brows...



Event

Share: