Car charging point plan wins approval
AN electric car charging point could soon be coming to Glastonbury.
Councillors have agreed to look at installing a car charging point in St Dunstan's Car Park, in Magdalene Street.
The idea was first discussed by the town council in 2009, but the matter was once again bought to the table by the town mayor, Susan Thurgood.
"I feel it fits very well in our green charter," she said, as she proposed the motion.
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She was backed up by Councillor Nick Cottle, who said car charging points would be a "great addition" to the town.
Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency show there are 4,100 electric cars in the UK, and the council hope that installing one into the car park will bring more tourists to the town.
And the Local Government Association said investment has to be made in charging points.
A spokesman said: "You have to invest in the charging infrastructure before people start using it.
"Electric cars are a huge future international market. Investment in charging points is a vital precondition to this low carbon, sustainable and potentially hugely profitable market of the future."
The council voted unanimously to install the charging point in the town.