Next week, Crowborough Town Council will discuss the Climate Change Policy developed by a Working Group. It is perhaps a fortunate coincidence the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow at the moment, ensuring climate change is at the forefront of many people’s minds.
The document sets-out the changes the Council will make to reduce their environmental impact. Although the Town Council has no powers in relation to transport, land-use or waste management; by adopting best practice they hope they can lead by example. The Council’s Working Group are planning to organise an Eco–Exhibition consisting of stalls, workshops, and talks to help the community take steps to tackle climate change.
The Council aims to reduce its annual net Carbon Dioxide emissions by at least 10% each year and they will take steps to reduce its annual
waste by a similar proportion.
Some of the proposals include:
- only purchasing recycled paper products
- when equipment and vehicles need replacing, they will be powered using renewable power sources. And ideally electrically-powered vehicles will be purchased.
- the preferred means of transport for staff & Councillors on Council business will be walking, cycling or public transport
- people travelling to the Council’s facilities will be encouraged to walk or cycle when they can
- where possible, the Council’s land will be made available for renewable energy generation
The Climate Change Policy will be discussed at the meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 9th November. Click to download a copy of the Agenda and Report. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber on Pine Grove. Members of the public can ask the Mayor to speak at the beginning of the meeting.