An electric car charging facility has just been installed at Tidenham near Chepstow.

Located on the car park of Hanley Farm Shop and Business Centre the installation is a joint initiative with Gloucestershire County Council and was recently officially opened by District and County Councillor, Graham Morgan.

Cllr Morgan, Cinderford (Lab), said; “I’m pleased to have been able to open this new electric car charging point at Hanley Farm Shop and Hanley Court Business Centre and is the first superfast charging point in the Forest. Its great news for the local community and will increase accessibility around this picturesque part of the world.”

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Sedbury (Con), said; “This is a great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Forest in an environmentally friendly way. If you own an electric vehicle you can now enjoy the delights of the Dean with the knowledge that there is a fast and convenient point to charge your car.”

“The electric car charger will be a fantastic boost to tourism as well as give locals the opportunity to charge their vehicles.” Said Lyndon Edwards, owner of Hanley Farm. “It will make the whole of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley area easily accessible to the ever growing number of eco-tourists who drive electric cars. Not only will they be able to get here they will now also be able to charge up and get home too!”

Whilst their cars are ‘plugged in’ drivers are able to use the café and facilities at Hanley Farm Shop during the short time that it takes to re-charge.