Haydon Wick Parish Council moves further towards reducing emissions in the Parish with new electric vehicle

By Jamie Hill - 2 June 2023


Haydon Wick Parish Council is proud to announce the addition of another new electric vehicle to its Parks & Open Spaces fleet of vehicles.

The most recent addition to the fleet is a transit style box van, which will be in regular use to carry out various grounds maintenance tasks within the parish.

The new van means that half of the Council’s fleet is now electric, and this new addition will further reduce operating costs for the Council.

The van was purchased based on best value procurement and is best suited to the needs of the Parks & Open Spaces Team.

Councillor Vinay Manro, Chairman of Haydon Wick Parish Council had this to say about the new vehicle:“The Parish Council is very proud of yet another addition to the fleet. Being electric it will help reduce emissions even further, improve the Council’s carbon footprint, and make Haydon Wick a greener and more sustainable place to live.

"This is yet another step in reducing the Parish’s carbon footprint and complements the existing solar panels on the Parish Council office roof, and the other electric vehicles that are already in use. It is an aspiration for the Parish Council to install solar panels in the future on the roof of the Grounds Maintenance Facility”.

The Council hopes to deploy more environmentally friendly vans and trucks as their vehicles become due for replacement.



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