Electric mopeds to patrol streets
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.