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Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Electric Vehicle Chargepoints

More than £3 million in Government funding has been secured to install electric vehicle chargepoints across Leicestershire.

The County Council worked with a number of other councils and Midlands Connect on the bid. The funding has been awarded for delivery from 2024/25 and is expected to deliver up to 2,500 public electric vehicle chargepoints in the county by the end of 2030, enabling the Council to continue its green agenda.

The locations for the charging points have not yet been identified and the Council will now develop a delivery plan. The focus will be on locations with the greatest public need, centring on residential streets where there is a high proportion of housing without access to private off-street parking.

Residents, businesses, shoppers and commuters will be able to say where they would like to see EV charging points in the county in a survey to be launched in the autumn.

Applications open for next year's school places

Applications are open for children due to start primary or secondary school for the first time in Leicestershire in autumn 2024. Applications for children moving from primary to secondary need to be made by 31st October, while first time primary applications need to be in by 15th January.

There is no automatic entry for any school, so it is very important that parents and carers apply before the closing dates. Applications for 2024/25 can be made at, where there is also information about county schools and hints and tips on applying.

As an alternative to applying online parents and carers could download a form from the website or call the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 6684 and ask for a form to be sent to them.

Richard Shepherd, County Councillor

Telephone: 01509 413903


Posted: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 13:34 by Julie Lovatt

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