Work to install the New EV Charging Points has begun

Work has begun to install the 4 new EVCPs at Pool Bank Car Park.

These are the result of a joint initiative between the Town Council and the action group Mad About Power, part of residents’ group Transition Bollington.

The installation is being carried out by Connected Kerb and will use energy from renewable sources. Residents will pay to charge their cars.

Mini Digger working at Pool BankThe project is part funded by a grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which covers 75% of the cost of the work. Bollington Town Council is funding the rest of the project.

The Government recently declared that from 2030 new cars sold will be exclusively electric vehicles. It is estimated that Bollington will need at least 100 on street charge points, including kerbside points, by 2030 to meet the demand from residents who have nowhere to install their own charge point.

Mad About Power released a Bollington Transport Survey Report in October 2020 outlining the changes that Bollington residents and workers want to see so that they can make different choices about the way they travel. Mad About Power is an action group of Transition Bollington which focus on reducing the carbon footprint of all types of power. The group researches, advises, resources and educates society about methods of reducing their carbon footprint in relation to transport and energy use.

A recent meeting with Cheshire East Council confirmed that they are willing to add the parking enforcement by non-electric vehicles in the bays to the schedule for their traffic wardens without any additional charge. They will take any penalty charges incurred.