Crawley Council Response to “More Electric Car Charging points required in the area”

January 7th, 2013 § Comments Off on Crawley Council Response to “More Electric Car Charging points required in the area” § permalink

Thank you for your enquiry regarding electric charge points.

Supporting electric vehicles is one way of supporting sustainable transport and the council is certainly behind that:

See Link

As you already know, the council has two electric charge points installed at the Town Hall which have been there since Nov 2010. We are constantly monitoring usage of these and while it is constantly growing it is still fairly low. I##Q##m confident the council will support the installation of further charge points in the future as demand grows in the Town and in partnership with the Private sector. Any new installations in the future would of course consider the most up to date technology at the time including fast charge technology.

It##Q##s also worth mentioning that local businesses on Manor Royal in Crawley are looking to install charge points and that a number of the major retailers (e.g. ASDA) have policies for installing charge points at their premises. I also understand that Gatwick Airport are looking into installing charge points and may have already done so.

For any further information please don##Q##t hesitate to contact me.

All the best,

Brett

Brett Hagen
Environment Manager
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
RH10 1UZ
01293 43 8543

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UK Electric Car Charging: Public charging points in West Sussex

December 24th, 2012 § Comments Off on UK Electric Car Charging: Public charging points in West Sussex § permalink

Electric vehicle charging points will soon be appearing at locations across West Sussex. Twenty points are being provided free of charge by SSE Contracting, in partnership with the County Council and the district and borough councils.

The first 2 charging points, located outside Crawley Town Hall, went online in December 2010. The table below indicates the current status and location of all the public charging points in West Sussex.

The West Sussex charging points are part of the Charge Your Car network. An interactive map showing the site locations is available on their website.

Membership costs £50 per year but the electricity is free. Members of the network also have access to charging points in other areas such as Brighton & Hove.

The County Council is encouraging developers to include provision for EV charging points at new residential and employment sites. Southern Rail is also planning to install charging points at some railways stations, including Shoreham.

 

Current status and location of all  EV charging points in West Sussex
Location Status Parking
Bognor Regis TBC Plans in progress TBC
Burgess Hill Cyprus Road car park Available for use 2 bays on site
standard charges apply
Chichester East Pallant car park, adjacent to the District Council office main entrance Available for use 2 bays on site – standard charges apply
Crawley Surface level car park outside Crawley Town Hall Available for use 2 bays on site – free
East Grinstead Chequer-Mead Theatre and Arts Centre car park Available for use 2 bays on site
standard charges apply
Haywards Heath Hazlegrove Road

Car park, Crescent Way

Available for use 2 bays on site
standard charges apply
Horsham Park House car park,
North Street
Available for use 2 bays on site
standard charges apply
Littlehampton TBC Plans in progress TBC
Storrington Storrington Library car park Available for use 2 bays on site – free with a parking disc (a small charge is made by the library for a disc)
Worthing Multi-storey car park, High Street Available for use 2 bays on site – standard charges apply
Worthing Brooklands Pleasure Grounds and Boating Lake car park Available for use 2 bays on site
standard charges apply 

Dropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.

December 24th, 2012 § Comments Off on Dropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area. § permalink

I think its always prudent to be proactive and question so-called “green-motives” often displayed on the websites.

Naturally it does not hurt to have the latest from the Horse##Q##s Mouth so to speak, to ensure we are not mislead on the map.

Any resident in the Crawley Council Area, as per map, appears to suffer with only 2 charging points in the vicinity of the county##Q##s hall. That##Q##s it. No further installations are available.

Crawly is also strategically positioned between London and Brighton, and it would certainly and MUCH sought after, if thereabout location mid-way London-Brighton-London has had a rapid charging point. I can only imagine how much use those points would have by most keen EV Trip enthusiasts like myself and actually work-home-work commuters from SouthEast.

Even if its pound-coin operated!

Regardless. Just sent off a query to Crawley Council. Wait and See.

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