RESIDENTS living close to Thirsk town centre are being asked if they would use electric charging points for their cars if they were installed in the market place.

Around 600 homes are being targeted to complete a survey to help the district council demonstrate what the level of demand is for these points.

The council especially wants to hear from people whose homes have no off street parking and where home charging is therefore not possible.

Council officers are looking to apply for ‘Office for Low Emission Vehicles’ funding to install these points in the town centre – but part of the application has to demonstrate need.

The survey is available on line at and from Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre and Thirsk Library. It must be returned by November 10.