Our local Trust champion is Steve Hobo-Tuck and he is organising a venue called East End Reserve at Purakau for a meetup in New Plymouth, photo attached of entrance.
The address is the end of Nobs Line, off Devon Street West, heading towards Fitzroy from town.
Steve has even checked the weather forecast and it is supposed to rain for two days before the event, then be partially overcast on the day.
Prior to this meeting the Trust and Steve will be encouraging local EV owners to turn up for a chat and the venue can accommodate up to 50 EVs. Should any trippers have family in the area please invite them along too!
Steve’s local knowledge suggests there may be a coffee caravan at the beach a little further along called Paris Plage so that could take care of any caffeine cravings. Depending on the weather, the café hours are 9.30 am until 2.30 pm. There is also a dairy at the Nobs Line/Devon Street West corner, Strandon shopping centre, and Fitzroy shopping centre, further along Devon Street West.
There are public toilets available at the beach, two sets.
NOTE: This is a Council reserve and so the Council reserves the right to cancel if the weather is bad or the ground is too wet. We would expect this decision to be made on the Friday and Steve will keep tabs on it!
If cancellation is on the cards Steve can organise an alternative venue, which is the New World carpark; which is conveniently located adjacent to a ChargeNet fast charger on Courtney Street, opposite the Z garage.