WINCHESTER City Council has installed the first of its 33 electric vehicle charging points across the district.

Cllr Lynda Murphy unveiled the equipment in Denmead, which is part of the council's ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy’.

The rest of the points are expected to be installed by Christmas.

Cllr Murphy said: "We’re delighted that the first of our electric vehicle charging points is now up and running in Denmead. This work supports our continued dedication to ‘green travel’ and puts Winchester district at the frontline of Hampshire’s electric vehicle infrastructure planning.

"We welcome, and actively encourage, those with electric vehicles to use the new facilities and help the district achieve its ambitious goal of being a carbon neutral district by 2030."

Further work is being undertaken to roll out more charge points in future parking facilities and to serve residential areas which do not have access to private off-road parking.

An additional 'rapid charge' point will be installed close to Winchester Railway Station, due for completion in early 2021.

The roll-out will be complemented by a pilot of on street charge point scheme that will be managed by Hampshire County Council.

Here is a list of where the other points will be:

- Two at Alresford Railway Station

- Two at Perins School in Alresford Bishops Waltham Basingwell Street 4 fast 22KwH

- Another in Kidmore Lane, Denmead

- Two in Priors Dean Road in Harestock

- Two in Wickham Square

- Two at Wickham Station

- Two at Chesil Street Multi-storey, Winchester

- Two at Colebrook Street, Winchester

- Two at Friarsgate, Winchester

- Two at Worthy Lane, Winchester

- Two at Middle Brook Street, Winchester

- Two at St Peters, Winchester

- Two at The Brooks, Winchester

- Two at Tower Street, Winchester