South Oxfordshire District Council News

Work is due to begin on the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Wallingford this week.

The scheme proposes a total of up to 62 new charging points in car parks across the South Oxfordshire district.

Engineers are scheduled to begin installing electric chargers at Cattlemarket car park in Wallingford this week. This will involve several bays being fenced off temporarily and some disruption to the car park.

We will announce the work at other car parks shortly and all work is due to be completed by the end of March.

This project is part of a county-wide scheme to install hundreds of EV charging points in council-owned car parks.

The Park and Charge scheme allows residents without off-street parking to park overnight and charge up using a ‘fast’ 7 – 22kw EV charging point. The chargers will also provide much needed battery top-ups to commuters and visitors during the daytime.

Councillor Sue Cooper, South Oxfordshire District Council Cabinet member for Environment, Climate Change and Nature Recovery, said: “This is good news for Wallingford, especially those nearby who don’t have access to a charger at home and, of course, for our environment. It will be a relief for anyone with an electric car which needs charging who comes here.”

Further details SODC Website