Elec­tric mopeds to pa­trol streets

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Am­bas­sadors’ for Bath and North East Som­er­set Coun­cil have been handed the keys to three new elec­tric mopeds to pa­trol the dis­trict at a cost of £7,500. The zero emis­sion ve­hi­cles re­place the ex­ist­ing fleet of petrol scoot­ers and have been part­funded by a govern­ment grant, which meant B&NES paid £2,500 per moped af­ter dis­count. Civil en­force­ment of­fi­cers (CEOS), who per­form var­i­ous du­ties in the area, will be us­ing the mopeds seven-days-a-week. Cllr Mark Shelford, cab­i­net mem­ber for trans­port and en­vi­ron­ment, said: “The coun­cil is com­mit­ted to mak­ing as many jour­neys as pos­si­ble in a sus­tain­able way. “Th­ese new elec­tric mopeds are a wel­come ad­di­tion to our elec­tric ve­hi­cle fleet and re­place much older petrol mod­els. As well as caus­ing zero air pol­lu­tion they’ll help us to make sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings on op­er­at­ing costs.” CEOS are, first and fore­most, a uni­formed point of con­tact for vis­i­tors and res­i­dents and act as ‘am­bas­sadors’ for the au­thor­ity. They en­force park­ing re­stric­tions but also have re­spon­si­bil­ity for help­ing vis­i­tors to Bath who are in need of as­sis­tance, check­ing park­ing signs and re­port­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal crime such as lit­ter­ing, among other things.

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