RESIDENTS who are considering switching to an electric vehicle now have the option to charge up at a Lancashire community pub.

Two new fast-charging points have been installed at the Dog Inn in Belthorn.

The chargepoints were officially launched on Thursday by Daniel Heery, director of Charge My Street and Yvonne Brown, board member of The Dog Inn. The chargepoints are aimed at local people without home charging points and visitors who want to charge up during their stay in Belthorn.

Yvonne said: “I suggested the site through the Charge My Street website as the residents of Belthorn have a lack of off-street parking so they have nowhere to charge their prospective electric vehicle.

“I suggested our community village pub as I wanted to encourage more sustainable customers to the village and the pub.

“As the pub is community lead, this tied in well as Charge My Street are also a community benefit society, it is our way of giving something back to the community, now the chargepoints are installed the community can use them.”

Daniel Heery, director of Charge my Street said: “There are now two charge points within five minutes walk of many of the terraced houses in Belthorn now, so it’s easier than ever to make the switch to an electric car.

“It’s been fantastic to work with The Dog Inn pub for this installation. They have shown a real desire to do something for their community and that’s been obvious throughout."