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West Berkshire Council develop draft Environment Strategy

West Berkshire Council has developed a draft Environment Strategy in response to its declaration of a Climate Emergency in July 2019.

The draft Strategy details the different ways the Council can contribute towards tackling the climate crisis and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

The plan includes:

  • Installing more solar panels across the council's estate, aiming for a significant contribution from solar energy towards the their energy consumption and beyond
  • Continuing to increase the number of charging points for electric vehicles in West Berkshire
  • Conducting a Council carbon audit

Steve Ardagh-Walter, Executive Member for the Environment for West Berkshire Council, said: “The Environment Strategy is a significant focus for us and while we want to lead on this important issue, we know the Council cannot deliver this strategy alone: everyone across West Berkshire has a role to play.

“The changes we can make will vary in size but all are important as we work towards our shared aspiration. The publication of this strategy, we hope, will act as a catalyst to residents, businesses and interested groups that we all need to adjust our own priorities and behaviours if we are to rise to the challenge that climate change presents to us all.  Please therefore read the strategy, respond to the consultation and, crucially think about what action you can take to make its aims a reality.”

Local residents can have their say until the 21st of February.

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