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Barwell Parish Council agree ten point plan to help combat Climate Change

Barwell Parish Council agree ten point plan to help combat Climate Change

Barwell Parish Council has agreed a ten point plan for playing its part in combating Climate Change, protecting the environment and encouraging biodiversity.

The plan was drawn up by a working group and then agreed by the full Council.

It aims to reduce the Parish Council's own greenhouse gas emissions and to make its net impact negative as soon as possible. It will consider its environmental impact in all decisions and work with the community and other tiers of government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions further.

As part of its work, the Council will consider the effects Climate Change might have on the community and take steps to mitigate those effects and support residents in coping with them.

The ten points that make up the plan, are:

  • Reduce the use of pesticide by switching to more biodiverse methods
  • Reduce the use of single plastic by at least 50% in the next 12 months
  • Stop 100% using Black plastic bags and use Biodegradable immediately
  • Have stopped the use of Polystyrene Trays by 100%
  • Increase 100% wildflower planting/Trees double amount/Reduce Grass Cutting by at least 50% within next 2 years
  • Buy Green and more Fairtrade products to help the environment by 100% over next 12 months
  • Encourage composting of grass cuttings at the cemetery
  • Consider green energy when renewing energy contracts over the next 2 years
  • Walking and cycle routes encouraged where possible
  • Encourage Biodiversity in all our parks and grass verges over the next 12 months

Parish Council Chair, Councillor Pete Stead-Davis says, "I am pleased the ten point plan has been agreed at full Council." Councillor Mathew Hulbert, a member of the working group, says "This is an ambitious plan, the first of its kind for our council, and we're delighted that the proposals of our group have been backed by full Council. Every level of government and, indeed, every citizen has a part to play in combating Climate Change, protecting the environment and encouraging biodiversity and we look forward to playing our part in that effort."

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:02 by Deputy Clerk

Tags: Climate Change, Kirkby Road Park, Trees