Council calls for car club
4:00pm Sunday 30th September 2012 in Falmouth/Penryn
Cornwall Council is calling on Falmouth residents to have their say on plans to set up a new car club for the town.
The council is staging a public meeting next week, in the town council chamber, to give more information on the plans - which would give residents access to a vehicle without having to own one.
Working with charity Carplus, which aims to build a national network of car clubs, the council wants to discuss how the scheme could work in Cornwall.
During the public meeting, on Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9m, representatives from Carplus will give a presentation on how similar schemes work in other areas of the country.
Cornwall councillor Graeme Hicks, cabinet member for transportation and highways, said: “This is another example of how we are working to improve transport for people across Cornwall and I hope people will take the opportunity to help shape how the car club will run.
Chas Ball, chief executive of Carplus, added: “Car clubs provide communities with self-service use of a pool of conveniently located cars.
“They have a number of benefits including helping to provide residents with an alternative to car ownership - with the potential to save money and reduce carbon emissions.
“This can help to reduce the pressure on parking and for employers car clubs can provide access to a pool of cars for short business trips.
“I am looking forward to exploring how this environmentally beneficial initiative can work in Cornwall.”