Diesel generators that organisers use to host events in Reigate’s Priory Park could become a thing of the past, with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council looking at installing a mains electricity supply.
The proposal is at an early stage and is linked to a new environmental sustainability strategy the council is drawing up with the help of outside consultants.
Working groups of members and councillors have been set up to assess the options that the consultants come up with.
Cllr Natalie Bramhall, executive member for neighbourhood services, provided an update on the strategy’s progress at a meeting on 5 December (video here). She listed the Priory Park electricity supply as one of the environmental measures the council is looking at.
Last week reigate.uk asked the council if there is any further news. Cllr Bramhall said: “Discussions around installing mains electricity into Priory Park, Reigate, are at an early stage and we’re investigating the feasibility of this option for this site with our environmental sustainability consultants who are advising the Council on tackling climate change.”
The environmental sustainability strategy is due to be completed later this year, and was one of the measures highlighted by the council in a debate on climate change in September.