Climate Change and Environmental Strategy - Consultation
On 13th May 2021, a resolution on Climate Change was considered and approved by the annual residents' meeting (Annual Towns Meeting). The resolution requested that Braunstone Town Council produce a Climate Change and Environmental Strategy to address the following:
- Pledge to make the activities of Braunstone Town Council carbon neutral and embed climate and environmental awareness in all its decision making.
- Promote and encourage awareness and action on climate change, environmental protection and recycling by local residents, businesses and community organisations.
- Put climate change at the heart of the Town Council's procurement policies including moving to the use of renewable energy sources for its activities and encourage its customers and suppliers to do likewise.
- Protect and enhance the town’s Green spaces, promote and encourage tree planting, and seek to increase and enrich biodiversity.
Braunstone Town Council's Policy & Resources Committee on 10th June 2021 received a proposed draft Climate Change and Environmental Strategy for consideration and consultation and resolved to undertake a consultation.
The consultation draft of Braunstone Town Council’s proposed Climate Change and Environmental Strategy is now available for comment.
Each of the four objectives identified in the Annual Towns Meeting resolution has its own chapter setting out the framework for its delivery. The final chapters set out action planning, monitoring and review.
In addition, residents can attend a Special Online Meeting of the Town's Citizens' Advisory Panel on Thursday 29th July 2021 at 7.30pm to have their say and feed into the consultation. Details of the meeting, being held using Zoom Video Conferencing are below:
To join the Zoom Meeting of Citizens' Advisory Panel, follow the link below:
Meeting ID: 926 2275 1580. Passcode: 665479.
A copy of the agenda papers has been published on our Meeting Agendas & Minutes page.
Following this consultation, comments and responses will be considered and the post-consultation version will be submitted to Policy & Resources Committee, scheduled for 26th August 2021, for consideration and recommendation to Council for adoption.
Following adoption by Council, further work will be required to deliver the Strategy’s ambitions and objectives. Chapter 7 of the Strategy sets out an annual action planning process, which involves the engagement of the Council's Committees and Citizens' Advisory Panel and will include appropriate timescales for monitoring and review, depending upon the size and scale of the actions to be delivered.