The Covid-19 pandemic meant Brent Council missed its target on installing more electric charging points across the borough.

The council had intended to install an additional 85 charging points for electric vehicles by March.

However, according to a report presented to the council’s cabinet this week, this was pushed back to June due to the high demand experienced by supplier Source London.

The coronavirus outbreak then set this back further, but Cllr Krupa Sheth, who is responsible for the environment at Brent Council, said things are starting to get back on track.

She said: “Our plans to install electric vehicle charging points were temporarily put on hold due to Covid-19.

“However, I’m delighted to report that the programme is back up and running, and that 66 Source London charge points are due to be installed before the end of August.

“We will also be holding a mini competition to find a supplier for more lamp column chargers very soon and aim to have over 100 of this kind of charging point installed by the end of the year.”

The report formed part a performance scorecard covering the council’s efforts in creating a “cleaner, more considerate Brent”.

It met its targets on tree planting, reducing litter, and dealing with illegally dumped waste.

However, as well as the electric charging points, it fell short on bin collections, which it put down to “severe issues” in July and August last year relating to vehicle breakdowns and staff retention.