Column by Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall.

As we continue to protect our beautiful environment here in South Gloucestershire, making it easier for people to own and run an electric car will be vital for many in our community in the years ahead.

It’s clear that electric vehicles emit a fraction of the emissions compared with petrol and diesel powered cars, but many motorists, very fairly, feel there are simply not enough charging points in our area at the moment to make the switch.

That’s why expanding the number of electric vehicle charging points across South Gloucestershire, supporting people locally looking to make the switch to cleaner, greener travel, has been a key part of our Positive Plan to protect our environment.

Therefore, I am delighted to inform Gazette readers that the locations of our brad new Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Frampton Cotterell and Marshfield have now been confirmed.

In Marshfield, a fast EV charging point will be installed at the Community Centre, which will support two charging bays for local residents. South Gloucestershire Council are working closely with Marshfield Community Centre to deliver this key piece of infrastructure, to cater for the growing demand in the town.

Meanwhile, in Frampton Cotterell, a fast-charging unit will be introduced on Lower Stone Close, near the current parking bays at the shops, which will also benefit families and commuters living in the village as well as in Coalpit Heath.

Delivering these Electric vehicle charging points will give residents and businesses the confidence to invest in electric vehicles, improving the air quality along our busy local roads and helping to protect our natural environment.

I will continue to keep you updated as we make progress on making South Gloucestershire cleaner and safer for all.

If you have any suggestions for where South Gloucestershire Council should build the next set of Electric Vehicle Charging Points, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at