09th August 2021
Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council Electric Vehicle Charging Point Survey
The future of driving will change as we move towards fully electric vehicles (EV) and the Parish Council wants to ensure that all members of the community will have access to a charge point if needed. Kent County Council (KCC) has applied for Central Government support for community EV Charging Points and is in partnership with Connected Kerb to deliver affordable and accessible charge points in rural areas. The Parish Council considers this to be a great opportunity to benefit from government funding that will facilitate residents and small businesses switching to electric vehicles. The Parish would be part of a network of charging points in rural Kent, providing the necessary infrastructure to support the KCC goal of net-zero carbon emissions in the county by 2030. The installation cost in the range of £8,000 – £12,000 and annual maintenance and administration cost of £380 per charging point will be met entirely by KCC.
The Parish Council has posted an online survey to evaluate the potential need for community electric vehicle charging points in the Parish. It takes less than a minute to complete and your responses would be much appreciated. The link to the survey is www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QBV676Y