Cornish towns set for car club?

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Falmouth and Truro residents are being asked for their views on plans to set up a car club in the towns.

Cornwall Council is staging two public meetings next week to give more information on the plans which would give residents access to a vehicle without having to own one.

The Council is working with national organisation Carplus to look at how the scheme could work in Cornwall. During the public meeting, representatives from Carplus will give a presentation on how similar schemes work in other areas of the country.

Events will be taking place at the Town Council Chamber in Falmouth on October 2 (7.30pm-9pm) and Carrick House, Truro, on October 3 (7pm-8.30pm).

Carplus chief executive, Chas Ball, explained: “Car clubs provide communities with self-service use of a pool of conveniently located cars. They have a number of benefits including helping to provide residents with an alternative to car ownership – with the potential to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

“This can help to reduce the pressure on parking. For employers, car clubs can provide access to a pool of cars for short business trips. I am looking forward to exploring how this environmentally beneficial initiative can work in Cornwall.”

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