WORK to install electric vehicle charging points in car parks across the borough is now underway.

An investment for £155,000 will help install 20 dual-chargers which council bosses hope will encourage more people to make the switch to an electric car.

The majority of the car parks have been chosen for their location near housing areas where many residents do not have access to off-street parking.

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and Ttansport said: “As more and more people make the switch to electric vehicles I’m pleased we’re able to invest in these chargers.

“They’ll help us attract people to our town centre and other local centres by giving them somewhere to charge their vehicles during the day, and importantly at night they’ll be available to residents who live nearby to charge their vehicles over-night.

“Please just bear with us if you notice a few spaces in your local car park are cordoned-off during the works. The disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum.”