Test Valley Borough Council have declared a climate emergency

Test Valley Borough Council have declared a climate emergency

Published by Jack Deery at 1:23pm 9th September 2019.

The leader of the council, Phil North, put forward the motion at a full council meeting on September 4th in Romsey.

The plans gained approval from a number of councillors and the authority has begun to set out plans to reduce and eliminate it's carbon footprint. 

Before this declaration the council had already taken a few steps to become more environmentally friendly, including installing LED lighting and solar panels at its Portway depot and growing its fleet of electric vehicles.

Councillor Phil North, said: 

"It was fantastic to see a number of members of the public not only in vocal support of the motion, but actually speaking to councillors, too. This is a vital issue that I am passionate and committed to. I would encourage people to contact me with any ideas they may have as to how we can tackle this."
 

The council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee will now draw together a plan over the next six months.

It follows in the footsteps of both Wiltshire and Salisbury City councils who declared climate emergencies earlier this year.

 

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