This week City Car Club celebrates the acquisition of its 100th member. The car-sharing scheme, which was launched in Hanover, is being extended to Kemp Town and Prestonville.
The Car Club enables people to have the use of a car whenever they want without the cost and headache of ownership – tax, insurance, parking and so on. It also helps to reduce the number of cars in the city.
The scheme operates 10 cars based in Hanover, Preston Park, Prestonville and Kemptown, and serves over 100 members. Members pay for a car only when they want one.
On Thursday 9 June the Car Club celebrates its expansion into Kemptown and Prestonville at the Tin Drum in St James’s Street. Brighton & Hove City
Council has provided funding support and councillors Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, and Joyce Edmond-Smith, chair of the sustainability commission, will launch new parking bays for the scheme.
Simon Bannister, Manager of Brighton & Hove CityCarClub, believes the rise in membership is a good indication of local enthusiasm: “We’re currently welcoming five members each week and, with a further six cars are being launched in Hove, Seven Dials and North Laine over the summer, I don’t see the car club’s popularity abating,” he said.
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