The Council received the recommendation of the Cabinet made at its meeting held on 4 November 2019 that a climate change emergency be declared.
It was moved by Councillor T J Bartlett, and duly seconded by Councillor K Mills, that a climate change emergency be declared.
Councillor T J Bartlett advised that there was a lot of work to be undertaken but that the Council was undertaking a number of measures in response. The Council had formed a climate change working group and preparing a Climate Change Strategy with the intention of the council becoming a net zero carbon emitter by 2030 at the latest. The Council was also rolling out LED street lighting and looking to improve recycling at communal blocks.
It was noted that the Climate Change and Energy Conservation Officer had been nominated as a Heat Hero for her work in helping with tackling the issue of fuel poverty.
RESOLVED: That the Council declare a climate change emergency.

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