Councillor welcomes Inverbervie charging point

A Mearns councillor has welcomed the news that a charging point is to be installed in Inverbervie, four years after first putting his proposals forward.

By Morag Kuc
Friday, 8th April 2022, 9:35 am
Councillor Leigh Wilson has hailed the news.

Alba councillor Leigh Wilson hailed the news that funding had been secured and noted his ambition for all villages in the Mearns having access to one.

He said: “I am delighted with the news that a charging point is to be installed in Bervie. It is a vital piece of infrastructure that will ensure motorists who transition away from petrol and diesel cars will be comforted by an accessible charging point. This is progress, but it is only part of a wider electrification of the north-east that has to take place as we gradually decarbonise as a society.”

Leigh Wilson first contacted Aberdeenshire Council about his proposals for a charging point in the Market Square in 2018 and now, after being awarded Transport Scotland cash for an EV charger point in the Royal Burgh, the tender exercise is complete and a contractor will be appointed in the next few weeks.

A charging point will be installed in Bervie

He continued: “One of the things I was most determined to achieve after I was elected in 2017 was that more attention was paid to the south, because quite often we were either overlooked or seen as an outlier that did not particularly belong to Aberdeenshire.

"I don’t think that is the case anymore and though the mission to install a charging point in Bervie has been a long one, perseverance has paid off and I thank the relevant officers who have worked constructively to make it happen.”