Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Nottingham and Go Ultra Low further partnership
Nottingham and Derby City Councils, along with Nottinghamshire County Council, is working to deliver the Go Ultra-Low Programme which aims to create a major change in the number of ultra-low emission cars and vans on the roads.
The Nottingham Go Ultra Low programme is funded by £6.1 million grant from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles, with £2 million of that funding earmarked for expanding the public electric vehicle charging infrastructure to create an area wide network across Nottinghamshire, Nottingham and Derby area by 2020.
Currently, 91 public electric charge points have been installed in the county in thirteen different locations.
Furthermore, two rapid electric vehicle charge points have recently been installed in the public car park at County Hall, whilst work is under way to expand the county council’s electric pool cars and vans.
John Cottee, Communities and Place Committee chairman, said: “The county council and its partners are committed to supporting the Go Ultra Low Programme to help make its ambitions a reality. We are promoting the introduction and use of electric vehicles, expanding the charging infrastructure on council premises for public use, supporting local businesses and voluntary organisations in introducing electric vehicles and charging points in their workplaces.
“The advantages can be enjoyed by everyone: lower costs involved with the maintenance and upkeep of electric vehicles and fewer emissions which leads to significantly improved air quality. These improvements will help us to create a more sustainable environment, with the benefits being enjoyed now and in the future.”