Charge My Street
Charge My Street was set up by Daniel Heery after he realised that, living in a terraced house in Lancaster, he would not have anywhere to charge the electric car that he wanted to buy. Knowing that community facilities could host equipment and aware of community shares, he carried out extensive research with potential users and stakeholders. He obtained funding from Innovate UK to set up Charge My Street.
That year they raised £19,000 from a community share offer. Along with the grant funding, this enabled them to install four chargepoints: two in Lancaster (at Lancaster Boys and Girls Club and at the Boot and Shoe on Scotforth Road), one in Alston and one in Broughton in Furness (pictured).
They now have experience of operating these four charge points and held their first AGM in November 2019.