TWO community-funded Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points have been installed.

Bosses at Thwaites Village Hall said they hoped to welcome new visitors to the region because of it.

They believe the new infrastructure will help build confidence for drivers to visit Millom in the knowledge a charging point is easily accessible.

Chair of Thwaites Village Hall David Savage said: “The chargepoints are installed by community benefit society Charge My Street. This is part of an ongoing project to install EV chargepoints throughout Cumbria funded through a community share offer as well as funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. We have welcomed this opportunity to be part of a growing and reliable infrastructure for electric vehicles.”