Before many organisations declared climate emergencies, the Town Council had developed an environment policy and established a climate change working group. It has been operating paper-free since its creation, generates renewable energy and plants hundreds of trees across its 35-hectare Country Park, nature reserve and other public open spaces. It commissions an electric vehicle and is installing electric vehicle charge points across the town. Staff deliver countless campaigns and events to connect people with the natural environment on their doorstep and deliver education in schools.
We are working on many more initiatives so please watch this space and if you have any ideas on how we can combat climate change together at local level we would love to hear from you.