Councillors have agreed that the Climate & Ecological Emergencies cannot be tackled alone.
The Climate & Ecological Emergencies are situations where urgent action is needed to reduce or stop climate change and avoid possibly irreversible environmental damage.
Why we need to act
We often hear people talking about the Climate and Ecological Emergencies – including scientists, journalists, groups and activists.
In 2019, we declared a Climate Emergency. In 2020 we reinforced this commitment by declaring an Ecological Emergency.
What can the Town Council do?
Are there realistic changes we can make and are they worth it? In declaring these emergencies we recognise that our actions have an impact on our planet.
By making changes we can reduce the impact and inspire others to do the same.
What have we done so far?
We know that actions, not words, are needed to address the Climate and Ecological Emergencies. Here you can find a list of our actions:
Green Space & Biodiversity Survey
Investing in Electric Vehicles
Plastic Free Community Status
Solar Panels on St Margaret’s Hall
Important documents that guide our mission
Climate & Ecological Strategy (pdf)
Ecological Appraisal of the Town Council’s Estate (pdf)