MORE electric car charging points are set to be installed across Witham after the council secured funding.

Braintree District Council announced 16 new electric car charging points will be installed by the end of March to serve 32 vehicles after the council given funding from The Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

The £129,000 funding mean new charging points will soon be up and running at three locations in Witham, White Horse Lane Car Park, Newlands Drive and Mill Lane Car Park.

One will also be installed at Braintree train station.

Councillor Wendy Schmitt, Cabinet Member for Environment and Place, said the charging points are part of the council's effort to "bounce back greener" after the pandemic.

Mrs Schmitt said: “Electric vehicle infrastructure is so important to give residents the confidence to make sustainable transport choices as we all work towards reducing emissions.

"Our district has a growing electric vehicle charging network which we will continue to improve."

The new charging points join the established charging points already owned by the council at George Yard, Causeway House, Braintree Enterprise Centre, Braintree Swimming and Fitness in Braintree, Halstead Leisure Centre and Witham Leisure Centre.  

Gridserve opened the UK's first Electronic Forecourt in December just off the A131 at Great Notley.