Liberal Democrat controlled North Norfolk District Council has introduce eight new electric vehicles to support day-to-day management of cleansing operations. The electric vehicles will enable contractor Serco, to operate sustainably in the district to support street cleaning operations, daily toilet cleaning and upkeep and call-outs.
Cllr. Nigel Lloyd, portfolio holder for Environmental Services, Climate Change & Environment said:
“This is a great step in the right direction – every positive, sustainable change we can make in our day to day operations has an impact on our future.
We welcome the new vehicles into our fleet and will consider future ways to make our operations energy efficient, meeting our carbon reduction objectives and without compromising delivery of our services.”
The Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and recently published an Environmental Charter, committing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030
One of the pledges is to manage fossil fuel consumptions and carbon footprint of the services the Council employs.
To support the use of electric vehicles the Council has installed 34 live Electric Vehicle Charge Points across 5 Pay and Display car parks in the district at:
Stearman’s Yard - Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea
Albert Street – Holt
Morris Street - Sheringham
Queens Road - Fakenham
Meadow Road - West Street
Council Offices – Cromer
Electric Vehicle charging provision for North Walsham will be available shortly in Bank Loke.