OWNERS of electric vehicles will now be able to charge their car in Millom.

W Milligan & Sons, a vehicle repair and service centre, have had two charge points installed at on Foundry Road. Previously, the nearest charging point was at Thwaite's Village Hall.

Jonathan Milligan of W.Milligan & Sons said: "We're happy to announce we finally managed to get two 22KW charge points installed at our service department in Millom.

"These will be free to use for paying customers when their car is in for work, and available 24/7 to the general public who can pay via their smartphone. It's not something we expect will generate enough income to cover the ongoing costs but we're happy to provide this service to our customers and visitors to Millom who may need a charge."