No, it is grumpiness about failing to take a position on something when asked nicely and asked again and asked again for 5 years with them never actually forming any opinion or answer.I always ask where the petrol pumps are when I go to any NT property...
Is this what it’s coming too, continual grumpiness that companies (or in this case a charitable trust) haven’t catered for everybody’s sense of entitlement?
You're mistaken if you think the NT will be retrofitting car chargers to cottages. A lot of the charm of NT cottages is their period feel:They also have a load of holiday let’s which will need facilities in the future. Unfortunately I forgot to fill out the comments form at Hardwick Hall. Very nice ‘cottage’ if you want to stay somewhere without charging facilities.
So not likely they'll be providing car charging there as they don't provide electricity for anything else.Draw back the curtains to an idyllic lake scene where sailing boats bob along the waters and towering mountains provide the backdrop. Low Strawberry Gardens sits within metres of the west shore of Windermere, complete with its own jetty for you to watch the scenery unfold. Once a market garden, where tourists would row across the lake for its main crop, Strawberries, now a two-bedroom lakeside retreat brimming with original features from the slate floors, exposed beams to the old range in the lounge.
As there are no electric sockets, there is no television, radio/CD or microwave available at this cottage. Please do not use the socket for fridge due to shortage of electric supply.
I never asked for charging points from NT, I only ever asked if I could use existing sockets on site that were outside and not in use.The lack of charging does mean that pay fewer visits to NT places that require charging to make the round trip, so it's a bit frustrating. But we have no right to demand charging facilities; all we can do is point out that providing such is in line both with their claimed 'green' views and with their commercial interests.
I am very disappointed with National Trust and have tried to encourage them several times to let visitors use extant sockets dotted around their estates.
I've contacted NT 3 times
Me too. Looks like the NT have been ignoring quite a few of us.I always ask whether there's any provision for EV charging when I visit NT
What's new about paying lip service with no follow through?Either they don't actually care about manifesting their claims for 'greenness' or ..... err .... nothing else, I can't think why they wouldn't otherwise, so that is all .... they don't actually care.
What's new is the cynical (and, I would say, actually provenly wrong) comments thrown around when BMW comes on board.What's new about paying lip service with no follow through?
I wonder if the Welsh Assembly had a hand in funding some of the Welsh charge points?What's new about paying lip service with no follow through?
As I said, we can keep asking and encouraging, but I think it's also useful to try to show that it's in their interests as well as ours.
Interesting that the NT lists 21 available charging locations in Wales (well known to be a charging desert otherwise), 2 in Northern Ireland, and just 5 in the whole of England (of which 2 are in North Norfolk, which also suffers from a lack of chargers). Why the imbalance?