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CONSULTATION: Review of Braunstone Town Council’s Climate Change & Environmental Strategy
 
In September 2021, the Town Council adopted a Climate Change and Environmental Strategy. Due to the nature of the Climate crisis, it is vitally important that the Town Council focuses its efforts and has a clear deliverable plan to respond.  The Strategy provides that focus, recognising the Council already has a track record of delivering on the environment and therefore is able to build upon those achievements.
 
Review of the Strategy
 
Section 8, Monitoring and Review, sets out that the Strategy should be reviewed by Policy & Resources Committee at least every three years, which includes in 2024, 2027 and 2030. This is particularly important to ensure that the Council is on track to deliver its commitment for all its activities to be "carbon neutral" by 2030. 
Proposed revisions to the Climate Change & Environmental Strategy are available here Climate Change Strategy – Proposed revisions 2024 (for consultation).  Proposed additions, amendments and deletions are highlighted in red.
 
The main areas proposed for change are as follows:
 
Section 2 – The Journey To Date; to include the achievements since the Strategy was adopted in 2021.
Clarification that the carbon neutral target date is before the end of 2030; this is considered prudent given the delay to commissioning the next carbon audit.
Inclusion of new commitments, which recognise that the Council not only has to take action to address its impact on the climate but that the climate is changing and that it needs to adjust its operations and services to respond:
Section 3, commitment (i);
Section 4, commitment (f); and
Section 6, commitment (f).
Section 3 – Corporate Activities of Braunstone Town Council; updated to recognise that first Carbon Audit has been completed and that the second Carbon Audit will now take place in 2025.
Section 5 – Procurement; updated to include principles adopted in the Statement of Sustainable Procurement Objectives.
Appendix 1 – Policy and Strategy Links; updated to align with the focussed Strategic Aims adopted in 2022 and updated Service Objectives.
Appendix 2 – Parish Carbon Calculator; updated to include 2024 figures (retaining 2021 for comparison).  Note: the system was producing an error when requested to produce the National figures for the Territorial Footprint in 2024; these will be included when the figures become available.
 
Consultation
 
To ensure that the Strategy is fit for purpose, meets the needs and aspirations of residents, and will be deliverable; the Council is inviting residents and stakeholders to have their say on the proposed amendments to the Strategy and to make alternative or new suggestions for consideration.  
 
The period of consultation runs from Monday 1st July until 9am on Monday 12th August 2024.
 
Please submit your comments in writing by 9am on Monday 12th August 2024 to:
 
Chief Executive & Town Clerk, Braunstone Town Council, Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
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Braunstone Town Community Library

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  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am - 1:00pm, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Thursday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 12:00 Noon, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm
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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway,
    Braunstone Town,
    Leicester,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
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    Tel: 0116 2890045
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