New rapid charging points in Wyre’s car parks

Martin Gardner posted on Feb 28 2022

Four new rapid charging points have been installed in some of Wyre’s car parks, with more fast chargers on the way later this year.


Wyre Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and are working towards reducing carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and ultimately become net zero carbon by 2050.


Rapid charging points allow drivers of electric vehicles to fully charge their vehicle in 40 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the car model.


The council is eager to provide electric charging points in its car parks to help the Government meet their target of making all new cars and vans be zero emissions by 2035.


The rapid charging points are now in place and ready to use at Rough Lea Road car park – Cleveleys, Custom House Lane – Fleetwood, Thornton Little Theatre and Wheatsheaf Way – Poulton.


Fast charging points will also be added to Wyre’s car parks in April 2022 to Marine Hall – Fleetwood, Custom House Lane – Fleetwood, High Street – Garstang, Derby Road East and West – Cleveleys, Civic Centre – Poulton and Quail Holm Road – Knott End.


The charging points can also be found on the EG Go mobile app and drivers can view the ‘live status’ of the points to check ahead of charging if the point is available or not.


Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council, comments: “These new charging points will make it easier than ever for electric vehicle users to travel across the borough and wider.


“We know that there’s still a long way to go to help tackle climate change, but we’re proud of the actions we’ve taken so far.”


Last year, the council also added a new set of electric vehicles to its fleet. These are now being used by the council’s environmental team as they tackle environmental crimes and help Wyre cleaner and greener.


To find out more on how the council is acting on climate change, visit