Green progress for taxi trips in Rossendale

Published February 18, 2019 at 13:56

Funding has been granted to Rossendale Borough Council to install electric charge points for taxis.

The Department for Transport has announced it will provide £630K across Lancashire in funding to support ultra-low emission taxis – with four charging points to be installed across Rossendale.

The successful bid will see the installation of 24 charge points – four per council area – across Lancashire.

Further discussions are set to take place about where the charge points will go.

The six authorities which formed the winning bid are: Lancaster City Council, Burnley Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Rossendale Borough Council, Fylde Borough Council and Wyre Council.

Councillor Steve Hughes, Chair of Rossendale Borough Council’s Licensing Committee, said:

This is great news for taxi drivers, customers, and for the environment. Rossendale is working hard towards being a greener borough and this is a real step forward. I hope taxi drivers in the borough take the opportunity and look at investing in electric vehicles.”

Councillor Andrew Warriner, Lancaster City Council Cabinet member with responsibility for environmental health, said:

As a council we are committed to reducing emissions and improving the quality of the air our citizens breathe.

We are delighted to receive this funding, which will allow us to support taxi drivers to move towards electric vehicles and reduce pollution.”



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