The latest installation of Suffolk County Council’s ‘Plug In Suffolk’ electric vehicle charging network has come to a local community in Mid Suffolk, courtesy of the Coddenham Centre’s environmental strategy, collaboration and the authority’s support.
This press release was issued following the formal commissioning of the Coddenham Centre’s electric vehicle charging units.
Part of a growing network, the chargers are some of the first in the country offering contactless payment facilities as one of a range of competitive payment options.Coddenham lies within 15 minutes of Ipswich and 5 minutes of the A14 and A140 and the Centre’s charity currently offers four charge points at 28p per KwH.
Drivers can make use of the Centre’s activities, local walks, free outdoor gym and recreation ground with children’s equipment including a popular zipwire. On production of a photograph of their vehicle charging, customers also can also enjoy a half price coffee or tea in the Coddenham Community Shop.
Andrew MacPherson, the Coddenham Centre’s Chairman said:
“We are delighted to again work with Suffolk County Council and support the Greenest County initiative. We also hope to offer local residents preferential rates next year as part of the encouragement to switch to electrical vehicles.”
Councillor Richard Rout, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Environment at Suffolk County Council, said:
“The concept of a Community Charging Hub is a first in the UK and another example of Team Suffolk leading the way, as we aim to become Net Zero by 2030. I think it is fantastic how staff at the Coddenham Centre have integrated it into local village life. This shows just why the Plug In Suffolk Community Grant has been so popular and effective at making the ownership of an electric vehicle much more convenient for both residents and visitors to the area.”
The Coddenham Centre’s environmental strategy and other news can be found here.
More about the Greenest County here. Media coverage can be found here.
Other environmental initiatives by Coddenham Community Response Group members, can be found on this website.